Goals  Part 1
My
goals in helping children with arithmetic are simple. I want them

1. What Is A Word Problem?This is a word problem: Rose had 2 lollipops. Trixie gave her 3 more. How many lollipops does Rose have now? Here is the corresponding equation. 2 + 3 = □ The equation represents the word problem (and many others) abstractly. Students should not be focused on equations until they understand the word problems that those equations represent. 