by Cynthia Warger | Sep 28, 2018 | Solve It!

Visualization facilitates comprehension, memory and recall, and problem solving. It is a critical component of problem representation, yet many students do not use this important process in learning. Using Visualization to Solve Math Word Problems The...
by Cynthia Warger | Sep 28, 2018 | Solve It!

To solve a math word problem, students must be able to read it for understanding. Students with autism spectrum disorder may have difficulty with reading comprehension. In those cases, teachers might embed comprehension strategies to support their learning. ...
by Cynthia Warger | Aug 15, 2018 | Solve It!

When teaching math word problem-solving skills, self-regulation strategies help students take control of their actions, make appropriate decisions, and become independent problem solvers. These strategies are taught during initial lessons when students learn steps...
by Cynthia Warger | Aug 15, 2018 | Solve It!

Why does Solve It! stand out as a solid approach to teaching math word problem solving? One reason—it is evidenced-based. To be evidence-based, an instructional approach must be informed—or based on—objective evidence. While objective evidence usually is considered...
by Cynthia Warger | Jul 30, 2018 | Solve It!

Why Do Some Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Have Difficulty with Math Word Problem Solving? Three Cognitive Theories May Help Explain Why Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently have difficulty with math word problem solving. Students with ASD...
by Cynthia Warger | Jun 11, 2018 | Solve It!

In the following interview with the author, Peggy Schaefer Whitby discusses mathematical word problem solving, the Solve It! approach to teaching math word problem solving, and how she applied the approach to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Solve It! Teaching...