**Subject: Math**

**Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins**

**Topic: Measurement & Data**

**Brief Description:**
Students will interpret data to write and solve a real-world word problem involving distance.

**Know Before You Start:**
Students should be familiar with the components needed to craft a word problem.

**Hook:**

- Read and discuss the sample comic. What data does the comic provide?
- Have students brainstorm and discuss what type of problems they could create and solve based on the data.

**Activity:**
Have students use the data in the comic to create a three-to-four-panel comic of their own.

- The comic should present a real-world distance word problem using any of the data from the sample comic.
**Panel 1**: Present the problem.**Panel 2-3**: Explain how to solve the problem. Which of the four basic operations will be needed?**Panel 4**: Solve.

**Closure:**

- Have students share their word problems with a partner.
- Tell them to make sure to cover the last panel, so their partner doesn’t see the answer.
- Their partner will now solve the problem.

**Differentiation:**

- Assign specific problems to students as necessary.
- Have students complete the “Word Problem Comic” with a partner if helpful.

**Resources:**

- Comic to print or display: Comic.