Thank goodness for this resource. The FREE editable word problem templates focus on helping kids make sense of word problems. I really wish I had this when I was a child and been able to make sense of why we need to know how long it would take a plane to get to a destination if it was going a certain speed. I mean, why not check the flight schedule right?
Well, no. That can’t be the answer we give our children. Word problems are important because they are a help in making calculations and equations make sense in our minds.
Word problems force children to critically think about conclusions and how they came to those conclusions. Word problems get super tricky, they definitely aren’t straight forward or cut and dry.
That is precisely why our kids really need to “get” word problems. Kids need to visualize the word problems, explain the situation in their own words, determine the appropriate math operation to solve, and then know why they used it.
It is no wonder kids run into difficulties. This freebie can help them through the process of solving these math equations with ease.
Grab the FREE editable word problem-solving templates to help kids make sense of word problems from Math Geek Mama.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!