Math: Problem Solving
Examines the use of comparison as a means of introducing multiple strategies for problem-solving in mathematics and encouraging the development of flexible knowledge in algebra.
Interventions for analyzing and solving word problems for secondary students.
Interventions for analyzing and solving word problems and finding distance for elementary students.
Provides strategies that work with any students. (Secondary)
Several validated practices for teaching young children math problem solving are described, and a sample lesson is provided. Additionally, specific adaptations and accommodations are provided for students with other types of cognitive disabilities such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Primary)
Several validated practices are described, and a sample lesson is provided. Additionally, specific adaptations and accommodations are provided for students with other types of cognitive disabilities, such as spina bifida and Asperger’s Syndrome. (Intermediate)
This intervention is designed to improve math problem solving skills for word problems.
Defines strategy instruction, identifies key features of effective strategies, and identifies key components necessary for instructing youth in the use of a strategy for use with any students. (Secondary)
This intervention gives students better understanding of reading, interpreting, and solving word problems in mathematics. The teacher first models the use of structure organizers, students use the organizers on their own, and the teacher phases out organizers as students become more proficient. (Click on link)
Teachers need an instructional strategy to encourage students to be perceptive interpreters of graphics in applied math problems. One idea is to have them apply a reading comprehension strategy, Question-Answer Relationships (QARs) as a tool for analyzing math graphics.