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Word Problems? No Problem! — Effective Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems

November 10, 2021
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Outside of the classroom, much of the math we encounter is in the form of word problems. “I’m having 12 people for Thanksgiving dinner. Each person will eat 1.5 pounds of turkey. How big of a turkey do I need to buy?” Yet, inside the classroom, how to solve word problems can leave students and teachers scratching their heads.

During this on-demand webinar, Dr. Sarah R. Powell will share:

  • Two ineffective word-problem practices and why not to use them
  • The importance of an attack strategy when working through word problems
  • Common word-problem structures that help students see consistency with word-problem solving
  • How to incorporate an attack strategy and a focus on structure in your math instruction

Empower your students with effective strategies that will help them take on word problems with confidence.

Presenter:

Dr. Sarah R. PowellDr. Sarah R. Powell
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

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