Category Archives: Additive Schemas

Parts 1-3 of the 6-part Schema videos

Total Schema

Dr. Powell introduces the first of the six math schemas, or structures, of solving word problems. In this video, Dr. Powell walks through two examples showing how to teach the Total Schema, demonstrating hand gestures and precise language to use … Continue reading

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Difference Schema

This video is the second in the 6-part Schema videos. Dr. Powell explains the second additive schema, or structure, of word problems and shows how to teach the Difference Schema by working through two examples, using hand gestures and precise … Continue reading

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Change Schema

This video is the third in the 6-part Schema videos. Dr. Powell explains the final additive schema, or structure, of word problems and shows how to teach the Change Schema by working through two examples, using hand gestures and precise … Continue reading

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