Ways To Solve Word Problems
If it does not appear logical, review the steps you took to find the answer and look for calculation or set-up errors.
Employing the SQRQCQ method can make solving math word problems easier and less intimidating.
Slow processing of information, followed by frustration and anxiety, will often lead LD students to try and get through math word problems as quickly as possible – which is why they often jump straight into computations in their attempt to make it to the finish line as quickly as possible.
SQRQCQ is metacognitive guide the provides LD students with a logical order for solving math word problems.
The inability to correctly interpret and understand wording greatly impacts their math reasoning skills and often leads them to making the wrong calculations and arriving incorrect conclusions.
Remembering and manipulating information and details in their working memory is another challenge some LD students face as they try to see the whole picture.