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Article Summary: "Word problems teach children to become creative thinkers. In history we have many men and woman who fall into that category, like Shakespeare for instance. This will also teach children to become independent thinkers and they will come up with concepts and designs that are new and exciting."

Why are Word Problems So Important in your Life Anyway?

 As a child I absolutely loved doing word problems. Even back then I loved visualizing and playing with words and numbers. Bringing together the ability to use words and math is creative and helps us in our everyday lives. It is one of those abilities that you can use for the rest of your life. The values of word problems can be seen as the ability too visualizes are progressively developed. From a young age children are taught to play with objects, when we get older that same ability is taken to a higher level by doing word problems. It helps and assists in the general development of human beings. Teaching you, to bring things in context with one another. Word problems teach you to accept a challenge but also to persevere and use both logic and creative ability combined. When you visualize the word problem you will be able to get to the solution quicker. Most of us enjoy a good challenge; after all, it gives spice to life doesn't it. It makes a boring day interesting and a good challenge can even revitalize all your senses. When solving word problems you do not need difficult problem solving techniques, but you can make use common sense to solve the problem. This is especially useful in cultures where they only have basic funding and accessories. Sometimes we want to think complicated instead of logical, and most solutions lie in logical thinking. Word problems teach children to become creative thinkers. In history we have many men and woman who fall into that category, like Shakespeare for instance. This will also teach children to become independent thinkers and they will come up with concepts and designs that are new and exciting. Word problems are a caterpillar in order to develop a good understanding. Word problems are very valuable in teaching children to solve problems in their everyday lives. They can take their real live situations and apply the same principles to get to a solution. Word problems give children the ability to bring together reality and math; this will equip them to do the same with real life situations. Reality can sometimes be harsh and cruel, but by applying word problem principles they get in touch with reality and start to see the world as a friendly place. Classrooms can become alive and excited when using real objects to solve word problems. Things like coins, matches, stones, leaves and even food like nuts and raisins can be used with great success. We live in a serious world with serious problems. There is seldom a child that is not affected by it. By making the learning experience fun, children can be children again. Word problems can be a fun activity and something to look forward too. Graphing requires skill and by starting to implement it into the word problem they learn it playfully. Starting with simple lines, and calculations. Then once they get to the more serious kind of graph they have the basic foundation on how to do it. When doing word problems color and difference can be brought into the equation. Playfully children are learning how to use color and combine it with numbers. New textures can be used and introduced as well. A Word problem lays a new kind of network. It opens a new door of opportunity to kids. They are introduced to math in a new way that comes to life and entices them. They discover that math can be interesting and enjoyable at the same time.