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Anyone that knows me at all knows that I hate math. I mean … I absolutely ABHOR it. I only took as much as I needed to take … plus 1 extra year … to be able to get into the university I wanted to attend. 75 more words


Idea 158: Maths Word Problems With a Twist

One of the issues with children doing maths word problems is that they often know that all the information listed for them will definitely be needed and relevant to the problem. 393 more words

Key Stage One

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This month we are working very hard to build our understanding of clues in word problems. My plan is to build up student’s ability to find clues before we actually work out any problems, so this week students will not answer any problems. 157 more words

Common Core

When is a kilometer not a kilometer?

So I mentioned in my Week 5 post that I got back into the gym last week and I did my daily exercise bike rehab on a bike at the gym. 812 more words

Random Thoughts

Conflicts in Word Problems

In my previous post, I discussed some of the difficulties that are present when dealing with word problems. And, as luck would have it, the exact issue of word problems was tackled in the next EMath class. 766 more words

EMath 200

Teaching Keywords? Forget About it!

I received an email from a principal in my district last Tuesday:

Please send me info on why teachers should be careful about teaching kids to pull out keywords from word problems as a key way to define what operation to use.  506 more words

Making Math Accessible

Daily Prompt: For Posterity - Word Problems

Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.

Once upon a time, many years ago, 2009 to be exact, I belonged to a blogging site called Multiply. 519 more words

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