ERIC Number: ED276584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Word Problems. Math in Action. Workbook.
Friedland, Mary; Roderman, Winifred Ho
This workbook was designed as an easy-to-read, slower-paced text for students who have learning, reading, and language problems. As one of five workbooks to aid low achievers in problem solving, it focuses on understanding what is known and unknown in mathematical problems and how to decide which operations to use to solve problems. Word usage and comprehension are stressed, and students learn to recognize the common parts of word problems and to understand their functions. Multistep as well as one-step problems are considered. Questions within the text repeatedly involve the students' attention, and their learning is checked and reviewed within each lesson. Word problem situations reflect mathematical problems that students might actually meet. Worksheets to accompany the workbook are available in the teacher's guide. The six units in the workbook are entitled: Math Stories, Is That a Fact!, Which Operation?, Two or More Math Steps, Facts from Everywhere, and It's Your Turn. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Low Achievement, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Slow Learners, Textbooks, Workbooks
Janus Book Publishers, Inc., 2501 Industrial Parkway West, Hayward, CA 94545 ($1.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For related documents, see SE 047 557-562.