The division of tasks according to the form of the task

The division of tasks according to the form of the task: static and dynamic

In the initial phase of educating the skill of solving word problems, we try, that the action arises from the content of the action, which should be performed, to solve the task. We are talking about such tasks, that they are dynamic, are a description of a certain action. Phrases are used, such as: add, take away, bring, come, increase etc.. It was on the plate 7 apples. Mum added one more 6 apples. How many apples are on the plate?

At a later stage of education, there are static tasks describing situations without action, thus they do not imply a mathematical operation, which should be performed.

There were tulips and roses in the vase, together 15 flowers. There were tulips 7. How many roses were in the vase?

There are also other divisions of word problems, e.g.. because:

• content: real and fictional,

• data: problematic (containing direct data, indirect, wanted) and hassle free (containing direct data),

• data layout in the text: arithmetic and algebraic,

• solution method: typical (solution by one of the known methods) and unusual (to which none of the previously known methods of solution can be applied),

• content problems: closed (with one or more solutions) and open (the mathematical problems contained therein are not fully defined and allow for freedom in solving them).