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I want to learn about: Problem Solving

Learn problem solving with Smartick. Activities, exercises, tutorials, and word problems for elementary aged children. Here you will find posts about problem solving to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Feb03

Working on Combined Operations through Word Problems

In today’s post, we are going to present the way that we work on combined operations through word problems in Smartick. In the field of mathematics in school, combined operations are those problems where we need to use more than one operation. If you don’t remember exactly what they were, click here to refresh your memory! […]

Dec09

Modeling Problems With Cubes

At Smartick we are committed to incorporating manipulative materials into our learning method. Although virtual environments have some natural limitations when it comes to ”manipulating” the materials themselves, we have been able to adapt them to our method to maximize learning for the underlying concepts. You can find more information about the topic in this […]

Oct29

Math Problems with Data Tables

For today´s entry, we are going to solve math problems where the relevant data is displayed on a table. The reason is clear – to be able to resolve any situation we need to know how to read, discriminate, and manage all types of data and the ways of exhibiting them, including: In text. Visual […]

Apr23

Math Problems: Selecting Relevant Information

In today’s post we’re going to take a look at a sequence of math problems in which we will focus on selecting the relevant data and concepts in the statement. We’ll work on this skill using four exercises based on separate problems. The key is to reflect on the text, focusing on fulfilling the condition […]

Jan08

Alternative Word Problems at Smartick

As we explained in a previous post, improving reading comprehension has a positive effect on academic performance. At Smartick, we work with all types of word problems, which we introduce during the final five minutes of each daily session. Among them, there are some dedicated to the resolution of problems using the strategies and algorithms learned […]

Dec08

Difference between Mathematical Constants and Variables

In today’s post we’re going to talk about the concepts of Constants and Variables as mathematical elements, as well as taking a look at an example. In mathematics, we call constant all those magnitudes that don’t change with time. It can sometimes be a fixed and determined value. On the other hand we have the concept […]

Nov24

Problems Involving the Inverse Rule of 3

In this entry, we’re going to look at some problems involving the inverse rule of 3 so you can practice it at home. If you want to remind yourself of when you should apply the inverse rule of 3 and how to solve it, you can go to this previous blog entry: Inverse proportionality: The […]

Oct27

Grade 5 Math Word Problems with Smartick

Math word problems are a really important part of Smartick. In this entry, we’re going to look specifically at some of the fifth-grade problems you can find in Smartick. Math word problems with one operation Addition Yesterday a lot of us went to the school cafeteria for breakfast, and we drank all the juice. If […]