A five-step process to represent and solve verbal problems.
Many students and adults are frightened when they see word problems. The words seem so abstract. They do not know how to visualize the problem or where to begin. Yet, when students work with the unknown in a less abstract format, they can make significant progress.
In this workshop we present a five-step approach enabling students to represent and solve “advanced” verbal problems by means of the concrete and pictorial approach of Hands-On Equations, including consecutive integer, age and distance problems.
Note: Prior experience with Hands-On Equations is helpful, but not essential, for participation in this workshop.