-Optional: Students can create whole stories/narratives that have a word problem at the center.
They can write these with a younger audience in mind and then share them with the younger classes at school.
Being able to identify problems by type on the SAT is a useful prep exercise and can help you on the day you take the test.
You may want to use the Math section from a free practice SAT test and circle all of the word problems.
These are almost exclusively found in the multiple-choice questions, with different equations or formulas listed as the answer choices. Based on the information in the word problem, you’ll need to come up with at least one specific value that satisfies the requirements of the problem.
Examples include finding “how much” or “how many” of something in the problem, or finding minimums and maximum values.
You could divide math word problem in a few different ways.
You could do it by topic, for example, such as using the SAT subscores as your guide.
Or you could do it by the type of solution the problem requires of you.
We’re going to focus on the second way, simply because trying to divide word problems by topic would mean we’d have to cover virtually every math topic the SAT covers, which is way more than we could fit in a single post.