Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 20-30 min.

Topic: Solving Word Problems With Division

Grade Level:

Objective: Evaluation

Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3

Standards:

Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.

Brief Description: Students will solidify their understanding of division while creating a word problem comic.

Know Before You Start:

  • Students should have an understanding of how division is used in daily life. 
  • Have a list of division problems that students can pick from to create their comic. 

Flower Power Division - Exemplar comic, panel 1 Flower Power Division - Exemplar comic, panel 2 Flower Power Division - Exemplar comic, panel 3

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic.  How did Mrs. Broome know which operation to use? Were there any key words that helped?  

Activity:

  • Assign students a division problem and have them create a comic to demonstrate their understanding.
  • The comic should depict a real life problem needing division and a solution. 

Closure: As a class or in small groups, have students share and discuss their word problem comics. 

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to use speech-to-text as needed
  • Provide examples of real-life situations for students to choose from
  • Allow students to work with a partner as needed 
  • Provide a list of keywords students can use in comic 

Resources: Sample comic to print or display: Comic 1