How to Solve Word Problems in Mathematics

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Most 9th grade math, or "Algebra 1," textbooks are structured in such a way that students find it extremely difficult to apply pertinent mathematical concepts and skills to the solving of word problems. This book soothes math students’ fears with numerous solved practice problems, step-by-step problem-solving procedures, and crystal-clear explanations of important mathematical concepts. Designed to be used independently or in conjunction with standard textbooks.

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Overview

Most 9th grade math, or "Algebra 1," textbooks are structured in such a way that students find it extremely difficult to apply pertinent mathematical concepts and skills to the solving of word problems. This book soothes math students’ fears with numerous solved practice problems, step-by-step problem-solving procedures, and crystal-clear explanations of important mathematical concepts. Designed to be used independently or in conjunction with standard textbooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071362726
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2000
  • Series: How to Solve Word Problems Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wayne, Ph.D. (Hempstead, NY) is Director of Mathematics and Computer Technology in the Oceanside, NJ Public Schools. He is a member and Vice-Chair for High Schools of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics, and various honors societies.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Measurement, Estimation, and Using Formulas.

Chapter 2: Using Algebraic Equations to Solve Problems.

Chapter 3: Word Problems Involving Ratio, Proportion, and Percentage.

Chapter 4: Word Problems Involving Geometry and Trignometry.

Chapter 5: Word Problems Involving Statistics, Counting, and Probability.

Chapter 6: Miscellaneous Problem Drill.
Appendix: A Brief Review of Solving Equations.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2000

    Super Assistance for Struggling Students

    A unique approach to helping students deal with those pesky word problems in mathematics. Recommended to students, parents who want to help their children understand (and they will too), teachers who seek to make their math instruction more intelligible, and principals who want to raise their school's math scores.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2000

    Finally, Math Made Approachable

    Great book for students in the eighth grade and above! Very helpful to students, especially in light of the new educational standards. Will help a student succeed. Readible and not boring.

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