Using Computers to Make Math Resources

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Using Children's Writing and Publishing

Children's Writing and Publishing (CWP) is a desktop publishing program. That means it is a program that lets you write your stuff in a newspaper or fancy way using pictures and different types of lettering. You will be learning how to use this program and at the same time, make a math worksheet the lower grade teachers can use with their students.

Math Worksheet

You will make a math worksheet with 10 math word problems. There are several ways you can start.
  1. You could start by making up 4 word problems for the front side of your newspaper.
  2. You will write up:
  3. Limit your problems to addition, subtraction and multiplication, NO division yet.
  4. Write up the number fact you are to use and then write a word problem to go with it. For example:

  5. As you write up your problems, add pictures that go with them.
  6. You could choose a theme and have all your problems follow it. The sample provided used a sports theme.
  7. Page 2 of your newspaper will have 6 word problems on it.
  8. They can be a mixture of addition, subtraction or multiplication.

This page is maintained by Mary O'Haver, Fairland Elementary School, and Prof. Thomas O'Haver , University of Maryland, through the cooperation of the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation and the Computer Science Center of the University of Maryland at College Park.. Comments, suggestions and questions should be directed to Mary O'Haver at or Prof. O'Haver at
This Web site was first created on February 16, 1997
Last updated February 19, 1997