Can your students solve word problems? Challenging word problems? Can they explain to you how they arrived at their answers? Do they know whether their answers make sense?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, Model Drawing for Challenging Word Problems can help. This book takes model drawing to the next level going beyond an introductory look at the process by extending the basic techniques and showing how to apply them to more complex problems. Students will use advanced techniques that provide a good framework for the transition to solving word problems using algebraic equations. Includes reproducible practice problems and a complete solution key. Word problems cover the following topics:
- Whole Numbers
- Two Unknowns
Author Lorraine Walker, an experienced math teacher, invites you to try each problem on you own. The she lets you "look inside her head" as she decides how to approach the problem and sets up an appropriate model.