## Answers to Parents Top 5 Questions

Why Is It Difficult to Teach My Child with Autism How to Solve Math Word Problems? In this blog, Dr. Peggy Schaefer Whitby provides answers to parents top 5 questions. Dr. Schaefer Whitby is the author of Solve It! Teaching Mathematical Word Problem Solving to...

## Reading Problems Can Make Solving Math Word Problems Difficult for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder is Good at Math. Why Does He Have Difficulty Solving Math Word Problems? Reading problems can make solving math word problems difficult for students with autism spectrum disorder. High-functioning students with autism spectrum...

## Motivate Students to Solve Math Word Problems by Including Their Interests in the Problems’ Stories

Tips on Writing Math Word Problems That Interest Students Student motivation can be a challenge when teaching them how to solve math word problems. A major culprit can be the word problem itself. In general, students often find...

## Solve It! Instructional Approach Helps Students Read for Understanding and Paraphrase When Solving Math Word Problems

Difficulty Reading Can Lead to Difficulty Solving Math Word Problems How would your students answer this math word problem*? An hour after Big Country Grocery opened, Gloria arrived in the parking lot. It was 8:00 a.m. and Gloria needed to buy a bag of dog food for...

## Greeting Customers: An Essential Job-Related Social Skill

Greeting customers is an essential job-related social skill. Students should learn appropriate ways to greet customers and practice this job-related social skill in a variety of settings and situations, preferably those in which the student might work or volunteer....

## Evidence-Based Solve It! Instructional Approach Addresses Difficulties Students Have When Solving Math Word Problems

While students’ scores on classroom tests and high-stake assessments showed improvement in recent years, many students continue to have difficulty when solving math word problems. Students with disabilities have even lower scores than their peers, a gap that increases...

## Is Solve It! a Curriculum or Instructional Approach?

People frequently ask, “Is Solve It! a curriculum or instructional approach?” In the traditional textbook sense, Solve It! is not a curriculum, although it could be argued that it is a curriculum for learning how to solve math word problems. Solve It! packages include...

## Mathematical Problem-Solving Assessment (Short Form): Measuring Knowledge of Math Word Problem-Solving Strategies

Many students perform poorly in math and do not seem to have a strategic approach to problem solving despite average intellectual ability and good reading and mathematical computation skills. In addition to using criterion-referenced assessments to determine a...

## Solve It! Incorporates Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math Word Problems [Part 2 of 2]

Solve It! is a structured approach that incorporates effective instructional strategies for teaching math word problems, including the following top 10: Cueing/Prompting Generalization Immediate and Corrective Feedback Modeling Verbal Rehearsal Maintenance...

## Solve It! Incorporates Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math Word Problems [Part 1 of 2]

Solve It! is a structured approach that incorporates effective instructional strategies for teaching math word problems, including the following top 10: Cueing/Prompting Generalization Immediate and Corrective Feedback Modeling Verbal Rehearsal Maintenance...