ERIC Number: ED325382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Increasing Students' Abilities To Solve Word Problems through Concrete and Problem Writing Experiences.
Bray, Lynne M.
In this project, a plan for solving word problems based on the students' level of development was developed. A 10-week implementation of a plan for solving word problems at the concrete level of development included the use of a flow chart or plan to map out and solve word problems. Students then used the flow chart and manipulatives to develop and write word problems of their own, in large group and small group situations. Results of the post-test showed that the students' ability to solve word problems improved through the use of this implementation plan. Twenty-four third grade students in the target group demonstrated the ability to solve word problems as evidenced in average to above average stanines in Math and Reading Comprehension on the Stanford Achievement Test. Included in this document are the purpose of the project, a brief literature review, a discussion of the methods used, results, and recommendations. Appended are surveys, tests, and correspondence. (CW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Some pages contain light and broken type which may not reproduce well.