Numberless Word Problems

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Numberless Word Problems

Brian Bushart’s blog post, Numberless Word Problems, shares what numberless word problems are and how they address certain types of challenges. He shares his own numberless word problems (all set and ready for you to try out or adapt for yourself) and how to write your own.

Students benefit from developing a conceptual understanding in order to better apply procedures to math problems. Numberless word problems can help by scaffolding a word problem and drawing attention to the underlying mathematical structure.

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