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House of Math Word Problems for Children

* (Aligned with Common Core Standards & Available in Spanish )*

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Scales Problems

A video lesson that shows the solution to 14 different balance problems, starting from the most simple and advancing to some that have double scales.

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If 58 out of 100 students in a school are boys, then write a decimal for the part of the school that consists of boys.

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Need help solving math word problems?

This section will illustrate how word problems can be solved using block diagrams. Students, who have not yet learn algebra, can use the block diagrams or tape diagrams to help them visualize the problems in terms of the information given and the data to be found. This allows the student to decide which operators to use: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication or Division. Block diagrams or tape diagrams are used in Singapore Math and Common Core Math.

For students who already know algebra, we have another section that consists of solving word problems using algebra.