Goals - Introduction

My goals in helping children with arithmetic are simple. I want them

  • to be good at solving all different types of word problems,
  • to like solving word problems,
  • to understand the problem solving methods (shortcuts) that they use and
  • to be able to communicate their reasoning to others.

For some explanation of what these goals mean, select a topic below.

1. What Is A Word Problem?
2. What Are The Different Types Of Word Problems?
3. What Are The Different Ways To Solve A Word Problem?
4. What Does It Mean To Understand A Shortcut?
5. What Does It Mean To Be Good At Solving Word Problems?
6. One Additional, Very Important, Goal