Select from the options below for help on how to solve word problems. Note: There is also a page on addition and subtraction word problems here. It covers the different types of addition and subtraction situations that students (especially around 1st Grade) might encounter.
Your children's reading ability may impact their understanding of the problem. Discuss with them any language or vocabulary they may be unfamiliar with. It is always good to have a dictionary handy.
Solving word problems can be both a challenging and rewarding activity (like many things that are challenging!). They help students to see math in the real world and they encourage and give reason for them to learn the underlying concepts and operations.
Below are some tips and techniques that can help with solving word problems.
You will find a listing of math word problem worksheets here.