Step 1 to solving a word problem is “get the answer,” not, “define the variables.” Continue Reading →

Step 1 to solving a word problem is “get the answer,” not, “define the variables.” Continue Reading →

What can you ask about the math in toilet paper? Continue Reading →

Can we really teach problem solving? And if so, what’s the best way to do it? This is the second in the book study series focusing on *What’s Your Math Problem?* Continue Reading →

Join Donna at Math Coach’s Corner for a book study – I’m doing it! Continue Reading →

What’s different when you go to a numerophile’s wedding? Check it out! Continue Reading →

I’ve avoided teaching word problems for years. I never really knew why – until now. A word problem is only important if you’re emotionally attached to it! Continue Reading →

When Cassy over at Singapore Math Source commented on my post 7 Ways to Wrangle a Word Problem, it made me think. Her question to me was, “Why wouldn’t you just rewrite the problem to focus on the appropriate concept?” She suggested that having students restate the problem in their own words without numbers would have… Continue Reading →