Homeschool World Forums
Homeschool World Forum
Read thousands of forum posts on topics such as homeschool law, getting started, curriculum, special needs, homeschool vs public school, and much, much more!

Author Message
mom2tbcnm
User

Joined: 25 Jan 2010
Posts: 1

 Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: problem solving practice for ITBS? I have to put my kiddos into ps for a stint next year, so I gave them an ITBS to see how they are doing compared to national ps kids. It showed we need some work on problem solving. We do MUS, and it really doesn't do a good job with story problems with multiple steps. Does anyone have any ideas for books or something that will give them extra practice? Thanks KT BTW my kids are 3 and 5th grade
Geometric
User

Joined: 03 Jan 2012
Posts: 1

 Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: What math topic you have in mind. If it is geometry I recommend the book by Aboughantous "A high school first course in Euclidean plane geometry". Get the book from the publisher and get a free copy of the solutions manual. The book contains a large number of solved problems showing how to. Read the introduction and the preface for mastery of the topic.
Theodore
Moderator

Joined: 06 Oct 2005
Posts: 2122
Location: Missouri, US

 Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:24 pm    Post subject: From http://www.riverpub.com/products/itbs/details.html : The second test ... includes word problems that require one or more steps to solve. In many cases, students select an appropriate method or approach, rather than compute an answer. At Levels 9 through 14, several real-world "stories" form the basis for sets of three to four problems, each requiring somewhat different skills to solve. Levels 7 through 14 also include data displays such as tables and graphs. Students use them to obtain information, compare quantities, and determine trends or relationships. To learn how to solve a variety of problems better, you just need to practice those sorts of problems. My advice would be to acquire some practice tests and go over every problem of this type. Maybe supplement with math textbooks if the problem is as much not knowing the math as having trouble using it on the fly. I like Saxon for up through Algebra II, it's a good mix of concept explanation and proper amounts of repetition._________________
 Display posts from previous: All Posts1 Day7 Days2 Weeks1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year Oldest FirstNewest First
 All times are GMT - 6 Hours (CST) Page 1 of 1

 Jump to: Select a forum Forum----------------Forum InformationHow To Use The ForumGuestbookSuggest a Topic Homeschooling----------------Homeschool LawGetting StartedCurriculum DiscussionRecordkeeping / PortfoliosHomeschooling Styles and PhilosophiesSpecial Needs HomeschoolingHomeschool Sports and ExtracurricularsHomeschooling Overseas / Military HomeschoolingHomeschool vs Public SchoolUsed Curriculum BuyingUsed Curriculum SellingA Day at Our HouseLocal Events, Services, Commercial ProductsHomeschool Surveys Just for Chat----------------Homeschool Kids / Pen PalsHomeschool TeensHomeschool Parents / Off-TopicReligious Discussion / Topics Education----------------Preschool and ReadinessReading, Writing, Language ArtsMathScienceHistoryMusic / ArtHome Economics with Regina HogstenHigh School / College Prep In Your State / Territory----------------AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingGuamPuerto Rico
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Homeschool World Terms of Use  •  Privacy Policy  •  Copyright ©1993-Now Home Life, Inc.