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Title: Understanding Word Problems


1
Understanding Word Problems
  • Lauren Williams

2
Objectives
  • To be able to identify the different parts of a
    word problem. Then solve the problem.

3
Three Steps to Understand
  • Identify the parts
  • Retell the problem
  • Unpack the problem.

4
Understanding Word Problems
  • Identify the Parts

5
Dont Jump to Solutions!!
STOP
READ THINK READ AGAIN !
6
Identify Parts of the Problem
  • What are you being asked to find? (the
    unknown)?
  • What facts are given (the known)?
  • Is there any information that does not seem
    important ?

7
What is the Unknown?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?.

8
What is the Unknown?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?

9
What is the Known?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?

10
What is the Known?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?

11
Anything really not important?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?

12
Anything really not important?
  • Liz went to the circus. Plain balloons cost 12
    cents each. Fancy balloons cost 16 cents each.
    What would be the total cost for 5 plain and 5
    fancy balloons?

13
Problem 2
  • Lets try the skills we just learned!

14
Identify Parts of the Problem
  • What are you being asked to find? (the
    unknown)?
  • What facts are given (the known)?
  • Is there any information that does not seem
    important ?

15
What is the Unknown?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane,
    Ellen, and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white
    beads, and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will
    look exactly the same. How many of each color
    bead will be in each bracelet?

16
What is the Unknown?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane,
    Ellen and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white
    beads, and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will
    look exactly the same. How many of each color
    bead will be in each bracelet?

17
What is the Known?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane,
    Ellen and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white
    beads, and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will
    look exactly the same. How many of each color
    bead will be in each bracelet?

18
What is the Known?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane,
    Ellen, and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white
    beads, and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will
    look exactly the same. How many of each color
    bead will be in each bracelet?

19
Anything really not important?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane, Ellen,
    and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white beads,
    and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will look
    exactly the same. How many of each color bead
    will be in each bracelet?

20
Anything really not important?
  • Elaine is making three bracelets for Jane, Ellen,
    and Susan. She has 27 red beads, 21 white beads,
    and 9 silver beads. Each bracelet will look
    exactly the same. How many of each color bead
    will be in each bracelet?

21
Dont Jump to Solutions!Jeopardy Game
  • You get the answer and figure out the question!

22
Directions for the next few slides
  • Look at the answer shown on the slide what is
    highlighted?
  • What Title should be placed on each slide?
  • What is the Unknown?
  • What is the Known?
  • What information is not important?
  • READYGO!

23
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe
    was the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft.
    tall. Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times
    taller is the giraffe than Casey?

24
What is the Known!
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe
    was the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft.
    tall. Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times
    taller is the giraffe than Casey?

25
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

26
What is the Known!
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

27
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

28
What is Unknown!
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

29
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

30
What is the Unimportant Information!
  • Caseys family went to the zoo. The giraffe was
    the tallest animal they saw. It was 18 Ft. tall.
    Casey is 4 ½ feet tall. How many times taller is
    the giraffe than Casey?

31
Next Step
  • Now you are ready to solve the problem!

32
Acknowledgements
  • http//www.cut-the-knot.org/arithmetic/WProblem.sh
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