Math word problem woes? Your child is not alone

Various studies show that many students have difficulty with word problems. In fact,  70% of parents who participated in our survey revealed that their kids have difficulties in word problem solving.

Why is word problem solving a challenge for a majority of students?

A British researcher identified various categories of difficulties students experience when tackling word problems:
  1. Reading and understanding the language and words used in the problem.
  2. Recognizing and imagining the context of the word problem.
  3. Forming a number sentence or equation to represent the Mathematics involved.
  4. Carrying out mathematical calculations.
  5. Interpreting the answer in the context of the question.
To address those difficulties, students of Singapore math use the model method to visualize and draw a model.  This approach aids in comprehension, organization and visualization skills needed to break down and solve simple to complex word problems. Moreover, this method fosters algebraic thinking so students are more prepared to learn Algebra.

The best time to develop children’s problem-solving skills is today. Before they experience setbacks and label themselves “not good in math”.

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