Book Review: How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra

How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra: A Solved Problems Approach is a   book ideal for middle school and high school students who want to learn about solving word problems. The book offers step-by-step method in solving different types of word  problems.

The topics covered in this book are number, motion (time, rate, distance), mixtures, coins, age, lever, finance, work, digit, and problems on geometric figures. It also contains problems on quadratics and problems involving two unknowns. In addition, each chapter has worked examples and at least 10 supplementary problems with solutions.

Since the book teaches problem solving step by step, it can be a good supplementary material or self-study guide for students.

If you want to learn about word problem solving, you may also want to check Math and Multimedia’s Mathematics Word Problem Solving Series.

Math Word Problems: Solving Motion Problems Part 2

This is the second part of the Solving Motion Problems Series, a part of the Math Word Problem Solving Series. In the first part, we have learned that d = rt, where d is the distance traveled by an object, r is the rate, and t is the time.

Train ride from Cape Town to Simons Town

In this post, we discuss the two common types of motion problems: two objects traveling to opposite directions and two objects traveling toward each other. » Read more

Math Word Problems: Solving Motion Problems Part 1

This is the third topic the the Math Word Problems Solving Series.  In this series, we are going to learn about motion problems — problems about distance, rate, and time.

motion problems

In motion problems, a car traveling 70 kilometers per hour is mostly assumed to be traveling at a constant speed.  Of course, this is not true in the real world.   In reality, we can think of 70 kilometers per hour as the average speed of the car.

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