Math Word Problems

Math Word Problems

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"CliffsQuickReview" course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. "CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems" gives you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics of solving math word problems. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through each sample problem gives you insight and understanding to solving math word problems. You begin by building a strong foundation in translating expressions, inserting parentheses, and simplifying expressions. On top of that base, you can build your skills for solving word problems.This title helps you to: discover the six basic steps for solving word problems; translate English-language statements into equations and then solve them; solve geometry problems involving single and multiple shapes; work on proportion and percent problems; solve summation problems by using the Board Method; use tried-and-true methods to solve problems about money, investments, mixtures, and distance."CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems" acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review - you decide what works best with your needs. Here are just a few ways you can search for information: view the chapter on common errors and how to avoid them; get a glimpse of what you'll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter; use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know; test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center; and, use the glossary to find key terms fast. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, "CliffsQuickReview" guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764544926
  • 9780764544927
  • 2,208,907

About Karen L. Anglin

Karen Anglin, a mathematics instructor at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, since 1990, regularly presents workshops to teachers on best practices for teaching math word problems. She holds an MS in Statistics and a BS in Mathematics from Texas A&M more

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Your effective tutorial for mastering Math Word ProblemsWhy CliffsQuickReview Guides?Go with the name you know and trustGet the information you need-fast!Written by teachers and educational specialistsAbout the contents: Word Problem FundamentalsTranslating words into mathematical symbolsIdentifying key wordsSimplifying expressionsAlgebra Word ProblemsRecognizing algebraic expressions and equationsSolving algebraic equationsChecking solutions and translationsGeometry Word ProblemsTriangles, rectangles, squares, and multiple shapesDetermining perimeter and area of shapesProportion and percent problemsSummation problemsMultiple EquationsMoney problemsInvestment problemsMixture problemsDistance problemsReview and ResourcesTear-out pocket guide for key conceptsSpecial review section to reinforce learningResource Center with Web sites and ideas for further studyHandy Chapter Check-ins/Checkouts introduce new concepts and test your knowledgeWe take great notes-and make learning a snapshow more

Table of contents

Introduction.Why You Need This Book.How to Use This Book.Visit Our Web Site.Chapter 1: Translating Expressions.Keywords of Basic Mathematical Operations.Addition keywords.Subtraction keywords.Multiplication keywords.Division keywords.Keywords That Indicate a Change in Order.Basic turnaround words.Addition turnaround words.Subtraction turnaround words.Multiplication turnaround words.Division turnaround words.Chapter 2: Inserting Parentheses.Translating a Comma and IS.Leading Keywords.Adjacent Keywords.Turnaround Words.Chapter 3: Simplifying Expressions.Distributive Property of Multiplication over Addition.Combining Like Terms.Distributing a Negative Number.Chapter 4: Equations.Keywords Indicating Equality.Solving Simple Linear Equations.Defining an algebraic expression.Defining an algebraic equation.Four steps for solving simple linear equations.Checking Solutions and Translations.Checking solutions.Checking your translation.Chapter 5: Geometry Problems.Triangles.Perimeter of a triangle.Area of a triangle.Sum of the measures of the angles.Rectangles and Squares.Perimeter of a rectangle.Area of a rectangle.Perimeter of a square.Area of a square.Multiple Shapes.Other Easily Visualized Word Problems.Chapter 6: Proportions and Percents.Proportion Problems.Proportion Word Problems.Percent Problems.Percent Word Problems.Chapter 7: Summation Problems Using the Board Method.Simple Board Problems.Consecutive Integers.Consecutive Even and Odd Integers.Other Problems that Can Be Represented with a Board.Chapter 8: Solving Word Problems Using Tried-and-True Methods.Polya's Four-Step Process.Expanding on Polya's four steps.The five steps of the tried-and-true methods.Consecutive Integers.Consecutive Even and Odd Integers.Other Problems that Cannot Be Represented with a Board.Chapter 9: Systems of Equations Using the Board Method.Money Problems.Investment Problems.Mixture Problems.Distance Problems.Chapter 10: Systems of Equations Using Tried-and-True Methods.Money Problems.Investment Problems.Mixture Problems.Distance Problems.Chapter 11: Common Errors.Variable Omission.Variable Reversal.Methods for Avoiding Common Errors.A firm foundation.Errors in translation.Errors in solving an equation.Errors in answering the question.CQR Review.CQR Resource more

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