A well-formulated word problem gives elementary school students a measurable context to understand mathematical concepts.
We need to realize that it’s essential for students to access the content of the problem, and for that, it must be culturally appropriate. Providing students with proper context is vital for them to understand abstract mathematical concepts.
COMPUCHILD’s after school program franchise understand this need and offer programs that allow children to thrive in a multi-sensory and culturally appropriate environment while learning STEAM concepts.
Here’s how educators can formulate math problems that promote critical thinking abilities among children.