On this morning’s run to Priest Point Park, I was thinking of Ms. Z’s Marysville Middle School mathematicians. More specifically, I came up with a real world word problem for them. 439 more words

## Tags » Word Problems

#### How to solve word problems

Many of you have come across problem which look more like English comprehension problem than mathematics riddle. Looks can indeed be deceptive. They usually come in the chapters of “Linear programing“, Application of derivative “,”application of differential equations.” etc. 365 more words

#### Why & How to Use Task Cards in The Classroom

Why?

Task Cards Save Paper: Using task cards can cut down on the number of copies and paper used because you don’t need to make a set for each student and if laminated or kept in protective sleeves, they can be used for years without printing new copies. 537 more words

#### Visualizing Word Problems with Bar Model Diagrams

A friend emailed me, frustrated with her child’s math lesson on bar diagrams: *“Why do they have to make it so complicated? Why can’t we just solve the blasted problem?”* 369 more words

#### Understanding Multiplication and Division in Word Problems

So, the fun and games of learning how to make arrays, skip counting on number lines and using models to solve multiplication problems has lead to the equally exciting task of solving division problems. 458 more words