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Wednesday, August 1 • 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Word Problems? No Problem!

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Over the last 3 years, we have worked in 3rd-grade classrooms in AISD to investigate effective ways to teach word-problem solving to students. We will present our strategies for teaching word-problem solving effectively. Specifically, we will: (a) Help teachers understand why using key words or defining word problems by operation is not helpful to students, (b) Introduce different attack strategies (e.g., UPSCheck, CUBES) that are necessary in order for students to organize word-problem work, and (c) Explain how defining word problems by structure (e.g., combine, compare, change) is important. The intended audience is teachers who teach math to students in grades 1-4.

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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

Wednesday August 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 268

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