Overcoming the challenge of solving word problems hasn't really been "achieved." I still have times when I really get stuck on word problems, but most of the time I do figure it out. It just takes me awhile to think about it, and it really gives my brain a tickle. Most of the word problems that is given to us for homework or class work involves solving for an unknown amount of something. It is also usually put into an equation, and also, in most cases, we have to create our own formula. If the word problem had a diagram to show the problem, that wouldn't be too difficult for me. But if the problem just had 90% of words and 10% of numbers, it would really be challenging for me. I learned that working hard and trying your best will pay off at the end. I feel so relieved when I finally get the answer to a word problem I have been working on for hours!