Need help solving math word problems?
This section will illustrate how word problems can be solved using
block diagrams. Students, who have not yet learn algebra, can use
the block diagrams
diagrams to help them visualize the problems in terms of the
information given and the data to be found. This allows the
student to decide which operators to use: Addition, Subtraction,
Multiplication or Division. Block diagrams or tape diagrams are used in Singapore Math and Common Core Math.
For students who already know algebra, we have another section
that consists of solving word problems using algebra.
In addition to block diagrams and algebra, we also have a section
that uses other types of problem solving strategies.
Word Problems according to Topics
Some of these lessons and videos show how to use the block diagrams
(Singapore Math) method to solve word problems. The blocks can
assist the students in visualizing and solving the word problems
without using algebra.
Word Problems according to Grades
Solve Word Problems using Algebra
The following are worked solutions and videos showing how to
solve the types of algebra word problems that are commonly given
in classrooms and textbooks. We hope that these samples will help
you see how to approach the different types of algebra word
Other types of Problem Solving Strategies
Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the Mathway widget, a free math problem solver that answers your questions with step-by-step explanations.
You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.
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