Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; ​​Multi-Step Word Problems Using The Four Operations

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will explain the solution of multistep word problems using the four operations.

Know Before You Start: Students should have prior experience solving multistep word problems using the four operations. This lesson is a perfect formative assessment.

Hook:

• Discuss solving word problems.
• How do you know which operation(s) to use?
• Which keywords do you look for?
• Discuss how to know when a word problem requires multiple steps to solve.
• Look for hidden questions.
• Determine if all of the information needed to solve the problem is present in the word problem.

Activity:

• Display or distribute copies of the sample comic.
• Have students choose either sample problem A or B.
• Have students explain the steps and operations needed to solve either problem in a three-panel comic.

Closure:

• Have students choose a partner who selected the same problem.
• Have students compare their process and solutions to determine whether they agree and they are reasonable.

Differentiation:

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
• Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
• Allow students to work in pairs.

• Provide step-by-step directions for solving multistep word problems.

• Provide sentence stems, “First I ___. Next, I ___. Then I ___. Last, I ___.”

Resources:

• Comic to print or display:  Comic.

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