Welcome to Ultimate guide to maths word problems. You know worded problems have been problematic for students since the dawn of time. Everyone knows that 2 + 2 gives you 4, but you ask how many apples Jenny has, and all of a sudden you may as well be asking to solve Einstein's riddle.
So because of that big gap in the understanding of these pesky little words draining students' lives everywhere, I decided to create this course. It covers problem solving type questions across a myriad of topics and is split into four different levels. You will work your way up from level 1 (easiest level) and as you gain in confidence, you can take on some of the more challenging questions at levels 3 and 4.
Now if you're someone who has never come across worded problems before because you call home the space below an over-sized rock or because you're the luckiest person on the planet, then let me briefly explain word problems to you.
What are word problems?
We all learn basic concepts like fractions, decimals, algebra etc. at school. We know how to add fractions or simplify algebraic expressions, but what stumps us is having to apply our knowledge to "real life scenarios". These are called word problems. For example, if Lisa gets paid $17 an hour on the weekends and $13.50 per hour on weekdays, how much does she earn if she works for 5 hours during the week and 12 hours on Sunday? Show full working.
This is a typical algebra-style word problem. No idea how to do this? Then let me help :)
A lot of students find these types of practical questions quite challenging to answer as they have trouble linking their basic knowledge of algebra and numbers in this case to the worded problem.
How will this course help you?
Every topic that I cover in this course will come up in some form in years to come. I go through every single topic in a step by step form so it's really easy for you to follow along. Not convinced? Then I suggest you check out the previews before you decide to enroll, to make sure my teaching style is easy to follow, I am very confident that it is.
What will the course have?
As I mentioned earlier, the course will have four different levels, slowly working its way up in difficulty. I will go through a number of problem solving / word problem questions, split into the different topics listed below. I go through each question in a systematical step by step manner making it super easy to follow along and adopt in your own workings.
Something missing in the course?
If you find I haven't covered a topic that you need at this level, let me know in the discussions and I'll be happy to add it in :). Also if you have specific questions that you're having trouble solving, then I'll be happy to put up some videos explaining those too (really hope that I know how to solve them).
Thanks so much for being here folks. If you knew me personally (and I hope that we do get to meet one day), you'd know how humbling I find this adventure with you. See you on the inside :)
One thing I never understood was why every bio page is written in the third person. It's really creepy if you ask me.
Anyways so my name is Adi and I like to do a bunch of things. If I'm not hitting the gym once a month, you'll see me hiking once every 3 years, so you can say that I'm a pretty active guy. In my downtime, I play with my gorgeous niece, complain about my corporate job, hum Adele songs to myself and watch a new movie every Sunday (yep quite literally).
And I daydream a lot. I'm often found staring out the window at work thinking about the next course...probably explains the lack of promotions...ever.
But what I love is teaching. It's what gets me up in the morning. The thought of bringing some kind of value to your life is absolutely priceless to me. I can't wait for us to be doing amazing things together!
If you want to know more about Chanda Academy, check out the About us page.