SOLUTIONS TO DREADED WORD PROBLEMS AND SOME HELPFUL STRATEGIES
WORD PROBLEMS ARE LITTLE STORIES WITH OFTEN CONFUSING FACTSTHE SECRET to solving word problems is:
STEP 1. Sort out the relevant facts STEP 2: Convert the facts into mathematical expressions STEP 3. Solve the expressions STEP 4. Reduce the results to their lowest terms
WORD PROBLEM: KRIS & JAN WENT SHOPPING
At the store KRIS bought a TV for 350.99 (dollars). Jan looked at all the televisions in the store and decided to buy a watch instead, but after careful though Jan wanted a bigger TV. Jan chose a TV that cost 25% more than Kris's TV. Kris saw Jan looking at the watches and decided to buy a watch that cost 237.95 dollars less than Kris's TV.
Q. How much did Kris spend? Q. How much did Jan spend? A. ANSWER Kris spent: $464.03 A. ANSWER: Jan spent: $438.74
