Word problems – no problem

Children love stories. Word problems are stories with numbers.

Why are word problems treated with wary respect? Here I would like to offer a few word problems with suggestions on how to make them interesting. Teachers, please do not hurry to say: “My students cannot do this.”

Parents, please do not say “This is not for me – I am not a math person.” Would you please play with me? Pretty please.

Word problems are enjoyable games – I promise. 

We will illustrate these problems. This will make them similar to stories from a storybook. Illustrations will teach students to model word problems and help to solve them.

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