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ANN Under 10: Why is Reading Math Problems So Hard?

  • 30 Nov 2020 4:04 AM
    Message # 9394124
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever have a student who said they just can't do word problems?

    Melissa Braaten has and she designed an in-class experiment to explore what might be going on. Are there unique reading and syntax challenges in math?

    In this talk, Melissa shares what she did, what she learned, and what we can do with our own students.

    Melissa's CALL-TO-ACTION:

    • Find a way to assess your students' understanding of how the grammar of math questions connections to math concepts.
    • Try different ways of instructing your students in these connections and make note of results.
    • Share what you learn with others!
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