Step-by-Step Model Drawing explains how this powerful problem-solving strategy from Singapore bridges the gap between the concrete and the abstract (the algorithm) by representing number relationships pictorially. This resource demonstrates exactly how teachers can guide their students through model-drawing solutions to a wide variety of word problems. Educators will discover crystal-clear ways to teach everything from simple addition to fractions, decimals, ratio, rate, and percent; they'll even explore sample problems that provide a pictorial bridge to algebra. Plus you will find practice problems—with full solutions—to help students perfect their new skills. (1-6) 144 pp.