A resource for teachers who want an easier way to teach math word problems. By getting to the heart of a math word problem, students learn to tune out the insignificant parts. This lowers students' frustrations when they are stuck on reading the irrelevant parts of a word problem.
This article encourages educators to teach the key terminology from word problems so that these terms are easily recognizable to students. There are also suggested grade-appropriate activities that give students a chance to practice using this terminology.
The neat thing about this article is that it differentiates between students who struggle with reading in general and students who struggle with comprehending math terminology. It's important to understand this distinction before attempting to help your students.