Teaching is generally not an easy thing, there are several methods and rules that needed to be followed in order to reach specific objectives. Especially when you are dealing with primary school students, it is not only the matter of how the lessons delivered from teacher to students, but some aspects in teaching like media should put into concern. On the other hand, some students all over the world find math as something scary with its formula and theory. It means that as a teacher you need to understand in the first place what the problems are by conducting research to the students and find the best solution for the teaching process.
How to Teach 2nd Grade Math Word Problems
Understanding the Problems
There are several problems that may be the cause why students find math as something difficult to deal with. We mention three common basic problems that usually occur during the class. The first is how the teachers tend to give such a one-stop problems with instant solution in the end. It encourages the student to think that all numeric problems will be solved by using a simple formula or recipe. Secondly, many school books do not have enough good problem. It does not encourage the students’ ability to develop their strategy in problem solving.
Problem Solving for Math Word Problems
The basic idea for the solutions to the preceding problems is how to encourage the students to develop their way of thinking to solve many kinds of word problem. For the first problem, the best solution is by mixing up the word problems so that all of them will be easily solved by the operations they just studied. Another idea to solve the first problem is by giving students some short word problems to give them the chance to analyze instead of finding the answers in quick way.
To correct book is not something easy to do, and it means that you should be creative in developing the material available. For primary student, visual presentation is an important aspect in delivering the lesson in order to catch their attention and encourage their creativity. Developing some kinds of visual representation for word problem in math will easily solves the second problem. And you can also take another advantage like how they are able to increase their ability in problem solving.