ERIC Number: ED294744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Solving Word Problems in the Primary Grades: Addition and Subtraction.
Feinberg, Miriam M.
The purpose of this manual is to present a series of lessons on solving word problems, each focusing on a specific concept. The solving of story problems should be incorporated into the daily mathematics lesson so that children can maintain and increase their skills. The lessons are sequenced according to their complexity. Lessons one through seven lend themselves to "modeling," either by having children act out the situation or by using manipulatives. As the problems become more complex, the children progress to semiabstract modeling using diagrams, pictures, and graphs. In lesson eight the focus is on analyzing the problem and assessing the reasonableness of answers. Diagrams remain an important tool. Children who continue to require the use of manipulatives should be encouraged to use them. Reproducible sample pages are included for each lesson to be used for practice. Each practice page includes problems covering not only the concept developed in that particular lesson but also previously developed concepts. (PK)
Descriptors: Addition, Basic Skills, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Subtraction, Word Problems (Mathematics)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($7.00, 10 or more copies less 20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.