(Adelaide) A Whole School Approach to Solving Word Problems
How do you teach students to solve word problems? Do you know that the key word strategy fails more than 50% of the time?
This session begins with us looking at common ineffective approaches, including those characteristic of students with learning difficulties. Then we will show you a mathematically robust alternative that is based on:
• George Polya’s approach to problem solving and
• the bar model, which features heavily in version 9 of the Australian Curriculum.