Let me tell you about a wonderful student at the school in which I work. I will call this student Christopher, or Chris for short. Chris struggles with his grade 6 math, particularly math word problems. Chris is not lazy and it's not because Chris doesn't care. Quite the contrary. Chris does care, and Chris wants to please his teachers and mother by succeeding in school. But Chris has a problem. Please allow me to describe what I believe to be Chris's problem.