ERIC Number: EJ1217255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Avoiding the Ineffective Keyword Strategy
Karp, Karen S.; Bush, Sarah B.; Dougherty, Barbara J.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v25 n7 p428-435 May 2019
Word problems are an essential component of providing a context for computation but are also recognized as an enduring struggle for students. Students are challenged to solve these story-based problems, often resorting to trial and error. This article presents meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Vocabulary, Mathematical Logic, Readability, Relevance (Education), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A