Suzanne, a second grader struggling to do math story problems
Suzanne is in second grade. Although Suzanne is able to complete arithmetic problems, she is failing math since her class started doing story problems. Suzanne struggles to comprehend the story problems and is unsure of which arithmetic processes to apply for solving them. Suzanne’s parents feel she cannot do the story problems because of the reading and comprehension involved, but she has good grades in reading and in comprehension.