Problem Solving Instruction Questionnaire For Solving Basic Operations Are Strong And Systemic

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Problem-Solving Instruction Questionnaire BFP2 Task 1 Bridget Clark August 21, 2016 A Written Project Presented to the Faculty of the Teachers College of Western Governors University Introduction Within mathematics instruction, strategies for solving basic operations are strong and systemic. However, students in the intermediate grades struggle with finding and using reliable strategies for solving word problems. The complexity of language that’s used in a mathematical context makes it difficult for students to have a confident approach. Therefore, research is being conducted on how reading comprehension can be dove-tailed with word-problem-solving in an elementary classroom. The Problem-Solving Instruction Questionnaire was designed to collect data from a range of teachers to learn about math problem-solving instruction in a variety of classrooms. This helped identify effective approaches in teaching, to verify poor performance and lack of strategies with students, and collect any other various input. The data would guide the mathematics intervention to be used and planned. Research Topic A majority of current and incoming fourth grade students struggle with solving word problems accurately. Students have difficulty with word problems mostly based on lack of reliable strategies and poor language interpretation. While fact fluency may be present, the ability to interpret vocabulary to guide computation leaves many students unable to construct

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