Conventional word problems can't help students build mathematical modeling skills. on their own. But they can be leveraged! We examined how middle and high school students made sense of word problems and offer strategies to question and extend word problems to promote mathematical reasoning.
Jennifer A. Czocher, Diana L. Moss and Luz A. Maldonado
Diana L. Moss, Jennifer A. Czocher and Teruni Lamberg
For these sixth graders, transitioning from arithmetic to algebraic thinking involved developing new meanings for symbols in expressions and equations.