Here's the second ebook of math problems that are photographs of very ordinary things. These problems are mostly devoid of words and numerals, but there are many things you can count and ask about that require mathematical applications. The idea of this approach to math is not just that math is everywhere, but that many things can be inferred, imagined, and questioned from even the most ordinary of things. You’ve probably found that many students, particularly students with autism or various learning disabilities, struggle with word problems because of issues with language processing, decoding, and other barriers to getting at meaning. Often, these students are able to comprehend and apply mathematical skills when presented with just numbers but, because of their difficulties with words, are unable to develop the higher-level analytical skills addressed with word problems. This book offers an alternative way for those students to develop those higher-level skills.
Here, pictures provide the contexts for analysis and application that word problems provide, so these students have an easier time grasping the underlying problem-solving concepts. Obviously, this book requires a teacher to introduce the pictures to the students, and ask the questions that start and guide the mathematical processes, but you can ask questions that range from very basic to complex depending on each student’s ability. Unlike a textbook, there are no explanations or examples. Instead, this book provides a structure for teaching math to students with a wide range of abilities, who respond much better to a visual approach than to words.