Now that your child has mastered some of the basic math skills, it is time to get a hang of word problems. Simple arithmetic problems that require an understanding of concepts and then applying math skills are what typical word problems will be at this stage. Most kids this age are able to solve such problems that are related to real life experiences and find it a little hard to understand hypothetical situations.
What you need to know
Word problems in maths are essential skills that every child will have to learn and master. They are a part of every test and will also help in real life situations. Word problems are challenging for many kids and will need a lot of practice. As parents we will have to be patient and there is actually nothing that you can do to make your child grasp the concept if he is not ready for it yet.