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Ultimate guide to math word problems – Beginners Part One

Learn to tackle word problems in the easiest way possible!
Chanda Academy
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Perform different types of word problem calculations with ease
Get an understanding of the types of word problems associated with the most common topics and how to approach them.
Confidently approach more challenging questions due to being able to relate basic operations to practical scenarios with ease.

**April 2016 update** The course has been redesigned from scratch. Hope you guys enjoy!

Welcome to Ultimate guide to maths word problems – Beginners Part One. This course is tailored towards Grade 6 and 7 students who’re looking to get a leg up on their ability to tackle the dreaded word problems. This will always be a FREE course. Once you’ve completed it and would like to test your skills further, then have a go at the Ultimate guide to maths word problems – Beginners Part Two course.

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 word problems. I’m sure you’ve come across these during your schooling. 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 word problems.

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. To go a step further, Udemy’s 30-day money back guarantee should also make you feel at ease.

What will the course have?

This particular course is geared towards students in Grade 6 and 7. 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.

What topics will the course cover?

The course will cover most topics that come up in these grades and are prone to have a lot of worded problems attached to them.

General numbers, fractions, geometry, decimals, percentages, algebra, measurement and probability.

**BONUS** I’ve also added worksheets (with answers) for each chapter to help you further test and implement your learning from the lectures.

**WARNING** I’m going to assume knowledge of how to perform the actual operations involved with these word problems. This course is only to show how to approach the word problems, NOT the operations behind them.

My next course is Ultimate guide to Maths Word Problems – Beginners Part Two, where I will work through topics and questions, typically covered at the Grade 8 level i.e. one level harder than this course.

Why did I decide to create two beginner courses?

If you’re wondering this then that was because I saw that the level of difficulty increases considerably from Grade 7 to Grade 8 so instead of piling everything into one course and confuse you, I decided to create two different ones so you could gradually go up in levels 🙂

Something missing in the course?

If you find I haven’t covered a topic that you need at this level, let me know on the discussion board and I’ll be happy to add it in 🙂

I can guarantee that you’ll be miles ahead of the competition if you take this course seriously and best part about being able to do it all is that you can teach others as well. When you’re willing to spend upwards of $50 an hour for a private tutor, it seems like a no brainer to at least give this a go, so that you have access to your very own private tutor any time you wish.

I’m good with messages and emails so if you have questions, make sure to get in touch with me. And furthermore, I want you guys to make full use of the discussion board because one of the best ways to learn is by sharing your knowledge with others. Thanks guys, really hope you enjoy.

Introduction to Ultimate guide to maths word problems - Beginners Part One


Welcome to Maths Word Problems for Beginners Part One. I cover some of the most popular topics in high school maths and do a number of practical word problems associated with each topic. The idea is to get used to some of the typical ways we tackle such questions and become familiar with the techniques. I do each of the questions in each topic in a systematical step by step fashion and give you tips along the way on how you can do the same with other similar questions.

General numbers

Word problems - General numbers

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions that cover basic number skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Word problems - Fractions

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions that cover different types of functions you can do with fractions, such as adding, subtracting etc.


Word problems - Decimals

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions involving decimals and different functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication etc.


Word problems - Percentages

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions involving percentages. There are numerous everyday scenarios that involve the use of percentages so this lecture is very relevant to real life.


Word problems - Algebra

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions involving algebra. Just like percentages, there are a number of real world scenarios that involve the use of algebra.


Word problems - Measurement

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions involving measurement. The lecture will cover the topics - area, perimeter and volume.


Word problem - Probability

This lecture will cover a number of problem solving questions involving probability. We'll go through questions involving simple probability, two-way tables etc.

Linear equations

Word problems - Linear equations

This lecture will nicely complement the algebra chapter and will cover a number of problem solving questions around linear equations. We'll learn how to create and subsequently solve linear equations using the information given in the question.

Bonus lecture

In this attached document, I provide you with a number of discount coupons to all my other courses, should you be interested in any of them :)

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