Word problems go from impossible to easy when we let students use “friendly numbers” to replace the tricky numbers. Suddenly students stop being “psyched out” by the problem, they regain their sense of what to do, and they can solve the original problem.

# Tag Archives: Word Problems

# Conquering Mixture Problems — Answers

Answers to three mixture problems.

# Conquering Mixture Problems — Practice

Solve these mixture problems to increase your skill at solving tricky algebra word problems.

# Conquering “Mixture” Problems, Part 1

Mixture problems … they may look impossible. But when you use “master equations,” it turns out that they are easy to solve. This little post shows you how to get started taming these problems.

# Using “Master Equations”

Word problems can be slayed … when you use the right tools. And the right tool, most often, is a “Master Equation.” Read this blog to find out what a master equation is and how you can use them to become a word problem genius!