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

The problem with word problems Word problems in math class tend to be highly contrived. They feel different than the same scenarios in the real world. Whether they are actually higher pressure...

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

Word problems are the bane of math students' existence. Children and adults alike often struggle to set up and solve problems phrased as a math word problem, even if they could easily solve the exact...