5 Reasons Students Struggle With Word Problems & What We Can Do To Fix It

5 reasons students struggle with word problems and what we can do to overcome this common math class

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Do you find students give up too easily when working on math problems that are unfamiliar?
Do you find yourself stuck pre-teaching concepts to students BEFORE they have a chance to truly engage in the problem solving process just so they can “get through the problem”?
Our constant pre-teaching of concepts is just one of the reasons students struggle with word problems and throw their hands up in frustration.
In this webinar, you’ll learn 5 reasons students struggle with word problems and what we can do to overcome this common math class challenge including how we can engage our students by planning and delivering lessons that ditch the “I Do, We Do, You Do” model of instruction to teaching through rich tasks to leverage student curiosity and promote resilience through problem solving.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What prevents students from applying their prior knowledge and understanding when solving word problems;
  • How we can transform our current curriculum resources into engaging experiences;
  • The teacher moves necessary to build a community of resilient problem solvers;
  • How to avoid pre-teaching and instead teach through problem based lessons that fuel student sense-making; and,
  • Where to find curriculum resources and the support needed to make Math Moments in your classroom everyday.


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Length of course:

Approximately 1.5 hours of video lesson content with another recommended 3 hours of reflection, planning and implementing.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Modules
  • Course Certificate