Workshop 21: Word Problems? No Problem! Effective Problem-Solving Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties

Saturday, March 06, 2021: 9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
WKP21 
Workshop 
PDHs:

Abstract

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To demonstrate math competency, students must solve word problems. This session introduces educators to attack strategies and schemas necessary to solve word problems in the elementary grades. You will learn how to introduce schemas, use equations to organize word-problem information, and help students solve word problems. You'll receive free access to the presenters' website, which includes the intervention materials and demonstration videos.

*** THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE *** 

Learner Outcomes

- Understand why an attack strategy is necessary for word-problem solving
- Identify additive and multiplicative schemas for word-problem solving
- Implement the five components for effective word-problem instruction: math fluency practice, activities about the equal sign, educator-led lesson featuring explicit instruction, schema sorting, and cumulative review
- Download free intervention materials and review demonstration videos from our Pirate Math Equation Quest website and accompanying YouTube channel to implement the word-problem intervention in their classrooms 

Session Leader(s)

Katherine A. Berry, The University of Texas at Austin
Sarah Powell, The University of Texas at Austin

Primary Topic Area - Required

Learning Disabilities

Secondary Topic Area

STEM