ERIC Number: ED342996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reaching for Solutions: Math Word Problems by the Members of the Reach One Program.
Levine, Peg, Ed.
This collection of mathematics word problems was developed by adult learners in the Reach One Program. The first page describes the steps that led to the finished product: having learners work word problems; listing steps for solving word problems; having learners work problems according to these steps; providing a list of key words that indicate what arithmetic processes are needed; having learners work in groups to solve cloze-style word problems; having learners write word problems; editing, reviewing, and revising learners' word problems; arranging them into an ordered collection; choosing a title; and publishing and distributing the resulting collection. The steps needed to solve word problems are listed. The booklet contains 31 word problems that require use of arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to solve problems related to daily experiences, such as purchasing goods, wages and earnings, and interest. Solutions to problems are provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: A presentation based on this document was made at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Columbus, OH, April 4, 1992). For a related document, see CE 060 624.