• The Model Method: Singapore Children’s Tool for Representing and Solving Algebraic Word Problems

    Swee Ng; Kerry Lee;
    Solving arithmetic and algebraic word problems is a key component of the Singapore elementary mathematics curriculum. One heuristic taught, the model method, involves drawing a diagram to represent key information in the problem. The authors describe the model method and a three-phase theoretical framework supporting its use. The findings offer avenues of support in word problem solving to children of average ability.