Students can use any text book they receive in class to help them evaluate and assess word problems. The goal is to fully understand word problems, so any word problem that is on their level is acceptable. As the facilitator for learning, the teacher can preview the text book and give specific guidelines as to which pages may be used and where to find helpful problems.
I Hate Mathematics! Book
. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1975. Burns is an author who knows what kids like and need to learn mathematical concepts. She incorporates games and puzzles in such a way that the students are busy being solution detectives and don’t realize they are doing math!
Math for Smarty Pants.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1982. This book may be useful for those students who are above grade level and finish everything before the rest of the class. It gives word problems a twist and makes them challenging for students.
Word Problems: 3rd Grade Math (Real-Life Math)
. Redding: Rainbow Bridge Publishing, 2002. This book includes problems that will relate to the lives of the students. This is practical math for students by making a concept that is hard to understand applicable to their own lives.