Monday, July 30 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Effective Problem Solving: A Focus On Word-Problem Structures

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This full-day session will equip educators with effective strategies to teach word-problem solving in mathematics. We start off by discussing ineffective strategies (i.e., defining word problems by key word or operation). We then discuss the necessity of using an attack strategy that guides student work from beginning (i.e., reading the problem) to the end (i.e., checking work). We dive into the six common word-problem structures (i.e., combine, compare, change, equal groups, comparison, ratios and proportions) that students must understand to solve word problems across the elementary and middle school grades. This session is hands-on and interactive, educators will be solving word problem and teaching word problems! Separate pre-registration required for PreCon sessions; register at http://bit.ly/asmxcon18_attend **Open to AISD staff only.

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Sarah Powell

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
I do research related to students with learning difficulties and ways to effectively teach mathematics to these students. Follow me on Twitter: @sarahpowellphd

Monday July 30, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
JBWN 206