Word problems can be particularly difficult for some adults for the following reasons:
GOAL: to motivate adult students who are at the 110 Literacy level to learn how to solve basic math problems in a supportive atmosphere.
OBJECTIVE: the student will learn the basic mathematical concepts, the operations, and the key words that provide clues to the solution of word problems. The students will use these acquired skills to solve word problems in real life situations.
METHOD: throughout the semester, multiplication facts were reviewed daily using a myriad of methods to challenge retention and interest! Before the problems were introduced, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts were taught. Addition/subtraction and multiplication/division operations were taught as converse operations using pictures and drawings. Next, clue words were written on a large wall poster.
The questions in this package are arranged in order of difficulty beginning with one-step problems and ending with two-step problems. Additional reinforcement to identify factual information and the question asked is given are also included. The last page presents traditional one or two-step problems with numbers.
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