# Word Problems

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## Presentation Description

Helps you decode words into math.

By: amyvmarr (19 month(s) ago)

Wonderful presentation. I would like to use this in my teaching too.

By: mm1952 (20 month(s) ago)

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By: channell (25 month(s) ago)

I am a teacher and have been asked to give a faculty presentation on how to help middle grade students with word problems. May I download this presentation? I will not have Internet access during the meeting.and this is a great source of information!

By: cayce64 (25 month(s) ago)

I could really use this presentation for a student on the spectrum who needs work with word problems. Great work! Stephen

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## Presentation Transcript

### How to Tame those Beastly Word Problemsin 4th grade :

How to Tame those Beastly Word Problemsin 4th grade

++++ ADDITION ++++ KEY WORDS & CONCEPTS for ADDITION: and…and…and _______, _______, and _____ How many total? How many in all? How many altogether? Mr. Jones drove 5 miles on Monday, 3 miles on Tuesday, and 2 miles on Wednesday. How many total miles did Mr. Jones drive? How many miles did he drive in all? 5 + 3 + 2 = _______

### - - - SUBTRACTION - - - :

- - - SUBTRACTION - - - KEY WORDS & CONCEPTS for SUBTRACTION: Difference ? How many are left? More than ? How many remain? How many more? ? What is the difference? Amy had 10 cupcakes, and she ate 2 cupcakes. How many cupcakes were left? How many cupcakes remain? 10 – 2 = ________ John has 15 cupcakes, and Sandy has 12. What is the difference in their number of cupcakes? How many more cupcakes did John have than Sandy? 15 – 12 = ________

### * * * MULTIPLICATION x x x :

* * * MULTIPLICATION x x x KEY WORDS & CONCEPTS for MULTIPLICATION: The problem tells you “each,” and you solve for “total.” Apples sell for \$2 each. How much will 3 apples cost? 3 x 2 = ____ Each chinchilla weighs 1.5 pounds. If you buy 2 chinchillas, how many [total] pounds of chinchillas will you have? 2 x 1.5 = _______ Admission to the museum is \$5 per student. If there are 33 students in the class, what is the cost for all students? 33 x 5 = _______ (“per” means “each”)

### MULTIPLICATION page 2 :

MULTIPLICATION page 2 KEY WORDS & CONCEPTS: Solve for “times” Relate smaller to bigger An ant can lift 5 times as much weight as a fly. If a fly can lift 2 ounces, how many ounces can an ant lift? 5 x 2 = _____ Relate smaller to bigger: If there are 12 inches in 1 foot, then how many inches are in 3 feet? 1 foot x ? = 3 feet 1 foot x 3 = 3 feet therefore, 12 inches x 3 = ____ inches

### ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ DIVISION / / / / :

÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ DIVISION / / / / KEY WORDS & CONCEPTS in DIVISION: The problem tells you “total,” and you solve for “each.” Relate bigger to smaller The principal visited 4 classrooms that had an equal number of students in each classroom If she visited [a total of] 120 students, how many students were in each classroom? 120 / 4 or 120 ÷ 4 = ________ Relate bigger to smaller: If there are 36 eggs in 3 dozen, how many eggs are in 1 dozen? 3 dozen ÷ ? = 1 dozen 3 dozen ÷ 3 = 1 dozen therefore, 36 eggs ÷ 3 = ____ eggs

### Every Word Problem has 2 Parts :

Every Word Problem has 2 Parts First, it gives you information. Two boys have 14 DVDs to share equally… Three girls collected 36 stickers and gave away 10… Second, it asks you a question. How many DVDs does each boy get? How many stickers did the girls have left? A man drove four miles in the morning, three in the afternoon… In all, how many miles did he drive? A woman gave each of her three children 4 cookies… How many cookies did she give to all of her children? SOME INFORMATION A QUESTION

### How many times have you been bitten trying to make sense of the TWO PARTS?! :

How many times have you been bitten trying to make sense of the TWO PARTS?! Let’s take the bite out of the beast!

### How to take the BITE out of the BEAST:FIRST identify the key words & concept, NEXT the math operation and LAST the equation :

How to take the BITE out of the BEAST:FIRST identify the key words & concept, NEXT the math operation and LAST the equation For example, A jar of jelly beans holds 250 beans. How many beans are there in two jars? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: If there are 5,280 feet in one mile, how many feet does a runner run in 12 miles? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Key words: 1 jar = 250 beans, 2 jars = ? Beans Concept: relate smaller to bigger; 1 jar to 2 jars Math operation: multiplication Equation: 250 x 2 = Key words: 5,280 = 1; how many in 12? Concept: relate smaller to bigger; 1 mile to 12 miles Operation: multiplication Equation: 5,280 x 12 =

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation A car made five laps around a two-mile racetrack. How many miles did the car go? Key words and concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Key words: 5 laps, 2 miles, “around,” how many [total] miles? Concept: “around” means “times” (the car completed the racetrack 5 times) Operation: multiplication Equation: 5 x 2 =

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation A Girl Scout sold 4 boxes of cookies on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, she sold 3 boxes each day. How many boxes of cookies did she sell in all? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: A student receives 40 minutes of recess each school day. If there are 128 school days in a year [each year] , how much recess does the student receive per year [each year] ? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Key words & concept: sold 4, sold 4, sold, sold 3; how many in all? Operation: addition Equation: 4+3+3 = Key words: 40 min. each day, 128 days in a year, how many recess minutes per year? Concept: you’re given “each”; solve for “total” Operation: multiplication Equation: 40 x 128 =

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation Key words: 40 min. each day, 128 days in a year, 3 years, how many recess minutes in 3 years? Concept: you’re given “each”; solve for “total” Operation: multiplication Equation: 40 x 128 x 3 = How would you solve the previous problem if it asked you to find the total recess time for THREE years: A student receives 40 minutes of recess each school day. If there are 128 school days in a [each] year, how much recess does the student receive in 3 years?

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation A salesperson sold 5 red cars his first day, 3 yellow cars the next day, and 4 red cars on the third day. How many red cars had he sold at the end of 3 days? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: A student had 13 dollars. She gave \$2 to a friend, and she received \$3 for her birthday. How many dollars did she have? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Key words & concept: sold 4 red, 3 yellow, 4 red, “and,” how many red? Operation: addition Equation: 4+4 = RED! (Ignore yellow!) Key words: 13, gave 2, received 3; how many? Concept: “gave” means subtract, “receive” means add Operations: subtract, add Equation: 13 – 2 + 3 =

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation Draw a picture to understand the question. A gardener had 224 carrot seeds to plant. If she planted them in 8 equal rows, how many seeds did she put in each row? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Key words: 224 seeds, 8 rows, how many in each row? Concept: you’re give “total”; solve for “each” Operation: division Equation: 224 ÷ 8 =

### Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation :

Identify the Key Words & Concept, the Math Operation,and the Equation The multipurpose room can hold 10 rows of seats. If there are 25 seats in a row, how many seats can the room hold? Key words & concept are: Math operation is: Equation is: Draw a picture to understand the question. Key words: 10 rows, 25 seats in a row, how many [total] seats? The words “in a” mean “per” or “each” Concept: you’re given “each”; solve for “total” Operation: multiplication Equation: 10 x 25 =

### That’s how you tame those scary Word Problems… :

That’s how you tame those scary Word Problems… and turn them into cuddly Word Problems!