# Word Problems and Equations

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Tackle word problems with our Word Problems and Equations Lesson Plan.  This lesson guides students to write and solve an equation using meaningful real-world word problems. Prepare students to understand variable placement in equations and leverage peer learning with small groups that create and draw word problems for the class to solve.  Additional resources are available to enhance understanding.

## Word Problems and Equations Lesson Plan Includes:

• Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
• Instructional Content Pages about Word Problems and Equations.
• Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to write and solve equations from a word problem.
• Common Core State Standards

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Tackle word problems with our Word Problems and Equations Lesson Plan.  This lesson guides students to write and solve an equation using meaningful real-world word problems. Prepare students to understand variable placement in equations and leverage peer learning with small groups that create and draw word problems for the class to solve.  Additional resources are available to enhance understanding.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

1. Begin by explaining to the students that many of the equations they will use in real life come from word problems.
2. While reading the content pages, reinforce how to solve equations and give the students additional examples of equations in order to help them practice. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
3. Introduce the notes on word problems and equations. Have the students practice problems so that they become comfortable with understanding where to place the variable when writing an equation. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
4. Distribute the practice page. Have the students work on the problems individually or with a partner. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
5. Follow the activity page with the students. Have students work individually or in groups to create and draw a word problem. Students should read their stories to the class and have students solve the problems.
6. Distribute the homework page.
7. Ask the students to tell you their favorite story from a classmate and why they liked that story.
8. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: None for Grade 5, CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 2 classes

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