**Word problems are very important to school math**. They teach math learners its use in real-world situations. Many of the math questions in school examinations are word problems.

Generally, for a math topic, underlying concepts are taught first. These are the laws and rules of the math topic e.g. what division is and how to do it. Then follows the teaching and practice of abstract problems of the topic e.g. 2450 รท 5. Lastly, word problems are taught and practiced. They are descriptive and based on real-world situations. A division word problem describes a real-world situation as a math problem to be solved. A student solves the problem by applying division. The solution to word problems requires the knowledge of both concepts and solution to abstract problems. Continue reading “How to Make your Math Learning Effective”