Understanding Word Problems

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Sarah

Now that cross curricular activities are being encouraged, in my class during comprehension time, we go through the understanding of maths word problems.

This makes the maths fun because we do not find the answers, but we do work together to increase the children's understanding of what the word problem is asking them to do.

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A Chandratillake

I agree it is better to stress the point of understanding the problem without making too much emphasis on the calculation sometimes is  enjoyable and effective.

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Jacqui2609

i love the idea of this, i am a ta who is about to start doing an intervention based on solving maths problems, and to start the children off with the idea that we will not even be looking for the answer is fantastic and something we will work on for a while before we even attempt the answers. any other tips for this area would be welcome.

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sonia

I agree it is better to stress the point of understanding the problem without making too much emphasis on the calculation sometimes is enjoyable and effective.

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