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Find here an annotated list of problem solving websites and books, and a list of math contests. There are many fine resources for word problems on the net! have personally checked & reviewed each website, to make sure it is truly useful.

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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Instead of standing at the front of the room and teaching my kids how to do math---step by boring step—I pose a problem. The kids work together and use their own strategies to solve that problem. It allows students to make sense of math and to build upon what they already know.

(1) Mathematical process standards. The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:

Practice your math problem solving skills with our 10 tests. You shouldn''''''''''''''''t need more than three lines of working for any problem. Redraw geometry figures on your scratch pad to include the information in the question.

Each test has ten questions and should take 12 minutes. Reading the explanations to the questions you get wrong will strengthen your fundamentals and remind you of important multiple choice techniques such as picking numbers and back solving.

Explicit modeling involves well-prepared teachers employing a variety of instructional techniques to illuminate the key attributes of any given mathematics concept/skill. In a sense, you serve as a bridge of learning for your student, an accessible bridge between the student and the particular mathematics concept/skill they are learning:

The level of teacher support you provide your students depends on how much of a learning bridge they need. In particular, students with learning problems need a well-established learning bridge (teacher model). They learn most effectively when their teacher provides clear and multi-sensory models of a mathematics concept/skill during math instruction.