﻿ Word problem (mathematics education)

# Word problem (mathematics education)

With text object, the specification of a mathematical problem by a longer continuous text description is referred to in the mathematics classroom. The task always consists of the three parts of question and answer computation. The difficulty for the students does not lie in the computational processes themselves, but rather to recognize that cause arithmetic operations to solve and which text information is relevant and which are irrelevant.

The task is usually combined in a final set of questions. To get to the solution, you have to divide the problem into single steps and assign each of these steps a corresponding calculation. Thus, the students documented the same time his logical thinking.

A typical example would be: " A factory produces with five employees in six days, five hundred thousand cans. How many people need to be readjusted to produce 2 million cans in the same time? The engine capacity of this are available. "

Answer: Four times as many employees have to work, that is, 15 new employees.