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  1. Age Word Problems - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    A problem with one variable: Al's father is 45. He is 15 years older than twice Al's age. How old is Al? But what if we can't express all the information in the problem using only one variable? Sometimes we must use two variables to express the given information, which means that we need two equations to solve for these variables. more>>

  2. Math for Kids: A Medieval Adventure in Problem-solving - ThinkQuest Junior
    A site designed by two fourth-graders for sharpening math problem-solving skills: students can practice and learn to solve 30 word problems step-by-step (multiple-choice answers with answer pages are provided), or share word problems they've written. Pages on Word Problem Solving Strategies explore multiple step problems logical reasoning, choosing a calculation method, problems with more than one answer, deciding when to estimate, using data from a chart, and more. more>>

  3. Math Stories.com: House of Math Word Problems for Children - MathStories.com, Inc.
    Word problems for grades 1-6, singly and in interactive or printable worksheets. Problems cover all five major math strands, and include open-ended and critical thinking problems. Problems are aligned to state and NCTM standards, and available in English and Spanish. Subscriptions are offered in English, Spanish, or both. more>>

  4. MathWorld Interactive - Carolynn S. Mortensen
    Open-ended word problems and some answers from this now-defunct project. MathWorld began as MathMagic FidoNet in 1991, and was dedicated to helping educators and parents motivate their students to solve open-ended word problems, communicate mathematically, and share cultural and geographical information. A specific problem-solving format was used for each challenge. Five puzzles are also available. more>>

  5. Understanding (Learning and Mathematics) - Greeno, Riley; Math Forum
    In their 1987 article, "Processes and Development of Understanding," James G. Greeno of Stanford University and Mary S. Riley of San Diego State University examine why younger children seem to lack the ability of older children to solve mathematical word problems. Greeno and Riley distinguish between the ability to do the computation required for problem completion and the ability to identify the question posed by a problem. They dispute the hypothesis that older children's greater facility in solving mathematical word problems results from greater knowledge of possible strategies. Instead, they argue that younger children possess the relevant conceptual knowledge but cannot effectively create a mental representation of the necessary information. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion. more>>

  6. Word Problems for Kids - St. Francis Xavier University; Canada's SchoolNet
    Word problems by level for students in grades 5-12, which can help improve problem-solving skills. A hints link is available for difficult problems. Complete solutions are available upon request to teachers with e-mail addresses. From students, principals, and professors associated with St. Francis Xavier University in Canada; some problems have been adapted from Canadian Mathematics Competitions. more>>

  7. Word Problems - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    When I'm given a 'word problem', where do I start? A variety of approaches for tackling word problems. more>>

  8. Word problems that lead to simple linear equations. - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    An introduction to the mathematical representation of word problems, with a simple interactive exploration of linear equations. more>>


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error in file:   /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/Carp/Heavy.pm
line 79:  Bizarre copy of ARRAY in aassign
75:  # them according to the format variables defined earlier in
76:  # this file and join them onto the $sub sub-routine string
77:  if ($hargs) {
78:  # we may trash some of the args so we take a copy
79:  @a = @DB::args; # must get local copy of args
80:  # don't print any more than $MaxArgNums
81:  if ($MaxArgNums and @a > $MaxArgNums) {
82:  # cap the length of $#a and set the last element to '...'
83:  $#a = $MaxArgNums;
component stack:   /library/branch.html
code stack:   /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/Carp/Heavy.pm:79

debug info:   Debug file is '/var/lib/mason/debug/anon/17'.


raw error:

error while executing /library/branch.html:
Bizarre copy of ARRAY in aassign at /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/Carp/Heavy.pm line 79.