How to Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic

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9780071362719: How to Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of math students more than word problems. In How to Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic, noted math teacher Phyllis Pullman defangs the dreaded word problem for 5th through 8th grade-level arithmetic students by emphasizing the mechanics and grammar of problem-solving, and focusing on problems involving arithmetic skills, area, percent, basic geometry, measurement, and statistics.

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WORD PROBLEMS??

NO PROBLEM!!

Be prepared when you get to the word-problem section of your test! With this easy-to-use pocket guide, solving word problems in arithmetic becomes almost fun.

This anxiety-quelling guide helps you get ready for those daunting word problems, one step at a time. With fully explained examples, it shows you how easy it can be to translate word problems into solvable math problems­­and get the answers right!

You get complete directions for solving problems dealing with: area, percent, geometry, measurement, and more! There's no word problem too tough for How To Solve Word Problems in Arithmetic!

Sanity-saving features include:

  • Step-by-step approach to word problems
  • Complete explanations of every step
  • Fully explained answers
  • Dozens of sample problems
  • Problems of every type
  • Skill-checking practice drill

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Brush up before tests
  • Solve problems quickly
  • Understand the material
  • Master word problems without spending hours with lengthy textbooks

The book that solves word-problem problems!

About the Author:

Phyllis Pullman holds executive board positions in the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York City, the United Federation of Teachers of Math Committee, and the Association of Math Teachers of New York State. She has served on committees for the National Council of Teachers of Math, the State Education Department, and the New York City Board of Education. She has worked intimately with parents through a Study Skills video and live presentations on a school and district level.

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