# Unit 2: Determining Strategies

ETAP 623 KNILT Homepage | Katie Sheehan's Homepage | Mini Course

**Performance Objectives**

- The participants will analyze different strategies used to help their students improve their mathematical word problem solving skills.

**Assignments**

Each of the following articles and videos depicts different strategies for helping students solve mathematical word problems. After all the articles and watching all the videos, you will:

** 1. Discuss with Classmates**

Discuss with classmates about:

- the advantages of these strategies
- what strategies you liked/disliked and why
- the strategies that you can see yourself using in your own classrooms

**Steps to Follow**

- Post your discussion post in the following link: Article/Video Discussion
- To post your ideas, click the "edit" tab on the top right corner of the page.
- Title your post with your name, in order to do this there must be two equal signs (==) surrounding your name, and then you may begin to write your list.
- To respond to a peer's response, follow step #2 and below the post to which you wish to respond you may being typing.
- Title ALL response posts with your name, in order to do this there must be
**THREE**equal signs (===) surrounding your name.

- Please notice a response post requires three equal signs, where as your original posts only require two.

** 2. Create a Powerpoint Presentation**

Create a Powerpoint presentation that portrays the strategies learned in each article and video. Your captivating presentation must have a title page, at least two slides per article/video, a reference page, and pictures. You may also add animations if you wish to do so.

**Email me this assignment at krsheehan@albany.edu.**

**Videos**

Video #1 Video #2 Video #3 Video #4

**Articles**

Article #1 Article #2 Article #3 Article #4

**References**

**Videos**

- Easy System to Solve Word Problems.wmv [Motion picture]. (2011). Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQYzOpcnWxs.
- How to Start a Word Problem [Motion picture]. (2009). Http://www.teachertube.com/video/how-to-start-a-word-problem-75626.
- Solving Word Problems [Motion picture]. (2011). Http://www.teachertube.com/video/solving-word-problems-208434.
- Translating word problems [Motion picture]. (2013). Http://www.teachertube.com/video/translating-word-problems-286901.

**Articles**

- When I'm given a 'word problem', where do I start? (2015). Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Stapel, E. (2001). Solving math word problems. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Stapel, Elizabeth. "Translating Word Problems: Keywords." Purplemath. Available from http://www.purplemath.com/modules/translat.htm. Accessed 10 May 2015.
- Strategies for Solving Math Problems. (2012, January 29). Retrieved May 10, 2015.

**Additional Related References**

Additional Video #1 Additional Video #2 Additional Video #3