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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Many math students in the U.S. are scared, if not horrified, of math word problems. In general, they are thought of as difficult.

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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.

A mother wants to share a sum of money by giving each of her children in turn a lump sum plus a fraction of the remainder. How can she do this in order to share the money out equally?

Find the decimal equivalents of the fractions one ninth, one ninety ninth, one nine hundred and ninety ninth etc. Explain the pattern you get and generalise.

“Do you need help with your math problem solving?”

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to help your child with their math work? Are you finding they are using different strategies and methods to do simple sums?

With these two problems, I could never hear my teachers. To make matters worse I used to sit at the back. So, now you know why I.

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.