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CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems gives you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics of solving math word problems. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through each sample problem gives you insight and understanding to solving math word problems. You begin by building a strong foundation in translating expressions, inserting parentheses, and simplifying expressions. On top of that base, you can build your skills for solving word problems:
- Discover the six basic steps for solving word problems
- Translate English-language statements into equations and then solve them
- Solve geometry problems involving single and multiple shapes
- Work on proportion and percent problems
- Solve summation problems by using the Board Method
- Use tried-and-true methods to solve problems about money, investments, mixtures, and distance
CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. Here are just a few ways you can search for information:
- View the chapter on common errors and how to avoid them
- Get a glimpse of what you’ll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter
- Use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know
- Test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center
- Use the glossary to find key terms fast
With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.
About the Author
Karen Anglin, a mathematics instructor at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, since 1990, regularly presents workshops to teachers on best practices for teaching math word problems. She holds an MS in Statistics and a BS in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.