Word Problems

Do you wince when you see word problems? Have no fear--in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will help you figure out how to tackle them with ease! Learn the difference between a word problem and a regular math problem, as well as why they’re sometimes trickier than they seem. You’ll also discover a good first step to take, and a couple of strategies that will have you solving problems of your own in no time. Finally, Tim and Moby will walk you through a couple of examples so you’ll know a word problem when you see one. Soon you’ll be thinking of everything in numbers!

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  • Luli Vazquez

    Word problems are such a challenge for my students. I love that there is an entire section dedicated to this important skill. It also goes above and beyond by having students research problems and then create your own. Additionally, you have other educator’s resources that you can adjust to fit your needs, or create your own quiz from scratch.