By Amelia Parkinson at June 02 2021 08:58:53

Is it his fault that he lacks confidence with word problems? Not entirely· Our actions’ as educators’ seem to imply a belief that solving word problems should come more naturally than simpler operations like arithmetic and algebra· Many parents and teachers feel justified in encouraging (i·e· forcing) a child to work hundreds or thousands of math worksheets’ drill multiplication tables’ long division··· but few encourage solving hundreds of story problems· One suspects that the relative ease of creating and checking ordinary math worksheets keeps the focus of math education on simple’ atomic operations at the expense of more holistic story problems·

dEdHelper·com has a basic subscription for K at US$19·䟟 per year and K for $39䟞 per year Math·about·com and syvum·com have a small number of free math word problem sheets SuperTeacherWorksheets·com has hundreds of math worksheets and a few dozen free math word problems on a wide range of simple subjects for younger children Math Play ground·com is a nice−looking free site with dozens of k math word problems for K and Grade 7+ SAT preparation·