The next-to-last step of any problem solving should be checking your answer for reasonableness. (The last step, of course, is stating the answer clearly and completely.) Often when we're working...

# Tag: wordproblems

This post was originally published on mathteacherbarbie.com. If you are reading this elsewhere, you are reading a stolen version. The problem with word problems Word problems in math class tend...

Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide in Word Problems? Beyond Key Words

Word problems are the bane of math students' existence. Sometimes we could easily solve the exact same problem if it came up in real life but struggle when presented as a word problem. Perhaps it's...