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Teaching Word Problems

Teaching Word Problems

A paper motivated by Polya's book How to Solve It, which presents material mindful of students who may believe they have "Math Anxiety." The unit reviews the solutions of word problems starting with the concept of a variable and relating the solution of word problems to a process or scheme as given by Polya: 1) Understanding the problem, 2) Devising a plan, 3) Carrying out the plan, and 4) Reviewing the solution and the problem. .... Show More


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