Mark Curry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a mathematics concentration from East Stroudsburg University, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education, also from East Stroudsburg University. Mark has taught basic mathematics through beginning algebra at a New Jersey state prison for nearly six years. Mark is married to Kristie and they have two daughters; Alexa, who is seven-years-old and Abigail, who went home to the Lord shortly before birth in 2007. They currently have an unborn son on the way.
Mathematics Tutoring: Word Problems - Addition and Subtractionby Mark J. Curry
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There are many people who don’t like to do word problems. However, they are extremely important to be able to solve. The hardest thing about word problems is to understand them. Once that’s done, it’s just a matter of setting up the problem and solving it. This Mathematics Tutoring: Word Problems – Addition and Subtraction edition eBook tutorial provides tips and tricks to aid in solving addition and subtraction whole number word problems, in addition to 50 different addition and subtraction practice problems to solve. An answer key section is also provided to check answers.
Sample problems from the book:
There are 65 children in three second grade classrooms, and there are 87 children in four first grade classrooms at Smithfield Elementary School. How many more children are in first grade than second grade?
There are 1,320 seconds in 22 minutes. There are 3,600 seconds in 60 minutes, or one hour. What is the difference in seconds between 60 minutes and 22 minutes?
During a recent Girl Scout Cookie sale, the following number of boxes of cookies sold were as follows: Thin Mints – 485 boxes, Caramel deLites – 506 boxes, Shortbread – 396 boxes, Peanut Butter Sandwich – 411 boxes, Peanut Butter Patties – 436 boxes, and Lemonades – 368 boxes. How many total boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold?
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