Thinking Through Math Word Problems

Strategies for Intermediate Elementary School Students

By Art Whimbey, Jack Lochhead, Paula B. Potter, Arthur Whimbey

© 1990 – Routledge

152 pages

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Paperback: 9780805806038
pub: 1990-05-31
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About the Book

This innovative text teaches elementary school students the techniques of critical thinking and problem solving and applies those methods to mathematical word problems. It supplements traditional fourth, fifth, and sixth grade textbooks and increases students' thinking and problem solving abilities.

Students are taught the fundamentals of these processes by applying them both to simple and multi-step problems which are provided. These problems -- many written by elementary school pupils --gradually increase in difficulty, making learning both fun and stimulating. Special attention is given to typical errors and sources of conceptual difficulty.

Table of Contents

Contents: Addition and Subtraction. Multiplication. Division. Fractions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU008000
EDUCATION / Decision-Making & Problem Solving