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# DEMYSTIFYING WORD PROBLEMS - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

DEMYSTIFYING WORD PROBLEMS. LOCATING KEY WORDS IN MATH PROBLEMS. ADDING. MULTIPLYING. SUBTRACTING. DIVIDING. EXAMPLE OF AN ADDITION PROBLEM. DAVID RODE HIS BICYCLE FOR 17 MILES ON SATURDAY. ON SUNDAY, HE RODE HIS BICYCLE FOR 25 MILES. HOW MANY MILES DID HE RIDE ALTOGETHER ??? .

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### LOCATING KEY WORDSIN MATH PROBLEMS

MULTIPLYING

SUBTRACTING

DIVIDING

• DAVID RODE HIS BICYCLE FOR 17 MILES ON SATURDAY.

• ON SUNDAY, HE RODE HIS BICYCLE FOR 25 MILES.

• HOW MANY MILES DID HE RIDE ALTOGETHER ???

### THIS ONE IS EASY

YOU KNOW THE KEY WORD IS:

ALTOGETHER

Underlinenumbers and key words in the problem

Scan the problem

break - up steps:

the math problem

into

individual sentences

Altogether

Increased by

sum

total

+

Clues for subtraction steps:

Difference

More….than

Less than

Decreased by

farther than

-

Clues for multiplication steps:

Product

Times

Twice ( x 2)

When finding several of a given amount

When comparing one amount to another

x

Clues for division steps:

Quotient

Split

Divided by

Given an amount of many and finding one

When sharing, cutting, splitting