Word problems are common place in mathematics classrooms, and yet they regularly confound students and lead to frustrated teachers saying things like:
They just add all the numbers! It doesn’t matter what the problem says.
They don’t stop to think! They just start computing as soon as they’re done reading the problem.
They don’t even realize this is exactly the same type of situation as the problem we did yesterday!
As teachers, this isn’t what we want for our students. We need a way to make word problems make sense! That’s where Numberless Word Problems can help.
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