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
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.