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Math Word Problems

Marko the Pencil helps students boost math skills and score high on tests. Students learn how to read problems carefully, identify relevant information, use pictures and diagrams, and look for patterns. Clear explanations and outrageous humor make this DVD fun and effective. Correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards.
Grade 3 (Also useful for 4th grade review) Approx. 58 minutes
Format: DVD

  • Math Word Problems: DVD gives students valuable practice with problems involving:
  • multiplication, division and other operations
  • counting money and making change
  • time passage and clocks
  • graphs, charts, number lines, and coordinates
  • congruent shapes
  • estimating and identifying fractions
  • units of measurement
  • temperature
  • patterns
  • number sentences and fact families
  • making a diagram, list, table, or chart to solve a math problem
  • understanding place value
  • line of symmetry
  • multi-step problems
  • estimation
  • simple geometry, area, and perimeter
  • simple probability

Marko the Pencil takes viewers step-by-step through solving 40 math problems. The tips provided about erasing completely and having a good breakfast are solid, as are the specific math strategies like looking for patterns and drawing picture to solve problems. -Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossing Elementary School, Hoover, LA Review from School Library Journal, January 2008

This is a super tool for teachers to use with classes preparing for standardized tests. It covers everything students would need to know and shows good examples. Wonderful explanations of the types of math problems that children may encounter. As a Math Teacher for 12 years, I really appreciated specific aspects to this video.-Kids First Adult Juror Comment

$ 25.00