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Word Problems: Connecting Language, Mathematics, and LifeAuthor(s): Barwell, R. (2011)
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education

"To be successful in solving word problems, students need to learn how to read such problems. Simply decoding words or extracting arithmetic operations is not enough: students must learn to read between the lines and understand what they are expected to do mathematically....How, then, can students be supported to make sense of word problems so that they can treat them successfully as mathematical problems?"

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