In this video, Salman Khan demonstrates how to solve an algebra word problem. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (08:01) There i...s a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'[more]

[NOTE: This video is only the first 20 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my website to purchase complete version] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve typical linear word problems (story problems or applie...d problems). The tutor shows you how to solve for a specific variable in formulas. He also discusses how to covert a repeating decimal into a fraction (which was skipped in Basic Math: Lesson 6 -"Fractions") and will teach you how to convert units of measurement.[more]

In math word problems, it's important to figure out what the facts are and what is being asked for. Solve math word problems with tips from a math teacher in this video on solving math problems.

In this video, which is for middle school students and older, the instructor uses a white board to demonstrate. Students learn to solve "number" word problems, such as the following. One number is four times as large as another. The sum of the number...s is 45. Find the numbers. Since the first sentence states that one number is 4 times as large as another, the numbers can be represented as x and 4x. Since the second sentence states that the sum of the numbers is 45, the equation can be set up as x + 4x = 45. (02:48)[more]

Instructor uses whiteboard to demonstrate. Students learn to solve "number" word problems, such as the following. One number is four times as large as another. The sum of the numbers is 45. Find the numbers. Since the first sentence states that one n...umber is 4 times as large as another, the numbers can be represented as x and 4x. Since the second sentence states that the sum of the numbers is 45, the equation can be set up as x + 4x = 45. Suitable for older middle school and high school students.[more]

In this video a math teacher explains that when attempting to solve math word problems, it's helpful to tackle the problem one word at a time. Examples are explained and solved of how to translate word problems into math functions, such as "less than..." implying a subtraction.[more]

Using information to write an equation and solve a word problem., the instructor uses whiteboard to demonstrate. Instructor shows how to underline keywords in the problem to help solve the problem. Suitable for older middle school and high school stu...dents.[more]

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