Many children are able to cope in
maths when asked to do calculations, but struggle when the same
calculations are presented as written problems. For this reason,
word problems are perhaps one of the least popular and most
difficult aspects of primary mathematics.
Getting to Grips with Word Problems provides a structured
approach to help such pupils. Starting with the four main
operations, pupils work through a format that not only trains
them to think carefully about the way in which a problem can be
attacked, but also promotes success before moving on to more
Each of the following chapters
begins with a ‘Getting to Grips with’ section which helps to
explain the concepts involved, followed by ‘Solve It’ sections
with contextual questions for pupils to work through. The
chapters deal with such concepts as decimals, percentages,
fractions, money, averages and measurement – topics which pupils
of all abilities may struggle with from time to time.
“I really like the way
the book is set out – the clear print, the use of boxes, lots of
space around the boxes and visual prompts to aid understanding
and access. It is age appropriate and accessible to the target
audience . . . very useful with pupils who are learning these
areas of maths for the first time at KS2 and also for those
pupils in KS3 who are struggling with word problems and with
understanding the underlying concepts in these areas of maths”.
Reviewed in AFASIC News
The 128 page resource comes
in a spiral bound format to enable you to easily photocopy pages
for your pupils.
To get a feel for the resource, here
are some sample
pages from the section on fractions (if you are unable
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