Looking for the ultimate systematic strategy for the successful solution of word problems in science and mathematics? This is it! This PowerPoint slide show contains a description of a fully systematic approach to problem solving that has proven to be successful for improving the problem solving abilities of student and teacher alike.
This strategy, The Method, is the result of over two decades of studying the causes of difficulties that students have with the solution of word problems, resulting in a series of sequential steps to address these difficulties. It has demonstrated benefits with students at all levels when taught early and supported by the teacher during problem solving practice. Teachers have reported an improvement of their own success rates in solving challenging problems by employing The Method.
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This presentation is by Dr. Norman J. LaFave, author of "You Want Me to Teach WHAT? Sure-Fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Math" by NSTA Press.