Adrianna has 10 pieces of gum to share with her friends.There wasn’t enough gum for all her friends, so she went to the store to get 3 more pieces of gum. Adrianna has 10 pieces of gum to share with her friends.
Students must truly understand the problem scenario before they can solve it.
What a huge task this is for our little guys and gals, huh? ” Well, there’s a lot more to numberless word problems than what I initially thought.
It’s true, solving math word problems can be very challenging for students because they are expected to identify the type of word problem it is (join, separate, compare, etc.), determine what unknown they must solve for, AND select strategies to solve it.
Even though our little darlings try to make it easy by absentmindedly adding numbers together to get the sum or subtracting one number from another to get the difference, it’s not that simple.
Bruce’s container is 25 centimetres tall, 9 centimetres long and 9 centimetres wide. Based on volume, whose container can hold more candy?
Below is a math problem solver that lets you input a wide variety of math problems and it will provide the final answer for free. The version below will show you the final answer only.
To return to the school, in which direction does the bus have to travel?
How many kilometres must it travel in that direction?
If only we had a way to help them truly process the problem and understand what they were being asked to solve. It’s a strategy called, Numberless Word Problems…and it’s so easy to implement. In fact, a numberless word problem isn’t entirely numberless, it just starts out that way.
There IS a way to significantly help your students better understand and solve story problems. When I initially heard of numberless math word problems my first thoughts were, “No way! All numbers are removed temporarily while students process what the situation is and determine what information is needed to solve the problem. So, I said a little prayer for good luck and jumped right in to using numberless word problems with my first graders.