Teaching Word Problems


Calling all math teachers! With this week’s FREE tool, we’re tackling word problems. The tool is a table that breaks the process for solving word problems into five problem-solving steps. Steps are matched with potential challenges and suggested supports so you can help your students better understand the process. The table comes from CEC’s “Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra,” a new publication that asks us to rethink how we teach math to better prepare our students for the transition to algebra.


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