# How to Solve Math Word Problems Like a Genius

Learning to solve math word problems is a fun activity. The only hindrance is the way you approach the task. Writeup gives you some tips.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2018

Steps in Solving the Problems

It is important not to get bogged down by the size or the amount of information given in the worksheet. Be it 3rd grade problems or highly complex college level problems, half your woes are over if you approach them with a clear frame of mind.

Getting a Brief Idea

The first step is to quickly read the problem and get a brief idea about it. In many problems there are certain important parts, some redundant information, and a particular knowledge set required. Assess the problem based on these factors. Kids can be taught to do the same by parents or teachers.

Analyzing the Information

Next step is to read the entire question again and analyze all the relevant information that can assist you in solving the problem. Identify the parts to be deduced or conversions to be made to prepare a set of 'given' information to reach the final answer.

Solving the Problem

Once you have understood and garnered all the information, try to solve the problem carefully, especially by avoiding errors in calculations and unit conversions. Once you follow these steps exactly in the sequence mentioned, you will definitely find the answer.