Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 30  40 mins
Topic: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten; Addition and Subtraction of MultiDigit Numbers
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will create word problems requiring addition or subtraction of multidigit numbers. Students will solve word problems written by a classmate.
Know Before You Start: This lesson would be perfect for a midunit formative assessment, as a way for students to practice their skills.
Hook:

Read and discuss the sample comic. What happens in the first panel? The second panel? The third?

Review the components/structure of a word problem with the class, e.g., scenario, problem, question.

Review keywords or phrases to look for:

How many in all?

How many more than?

How many less than?

How many are left?


Solve the problem in the sample comic as a class.
Activity:
 Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a threetofourpanel comic featuring an addition or subtraction word problem involving multidigit numbers.

Each comic should include:

Panel 1: the scenario

Panel 2: the problem

Panel 3: the question

Closure:

Have students share their completed comics with a partner.

Students will solve the word problem in the comic written by that partner.

When they’re finished, have students check their partner’s work for accuracy. Students will be solving both their partner’s problem and then their own.
Differentiation:
 Allow students to use the speechtotext feature.

Provide visual representation of the components of a word problem.

Display threetofourpanel comic expectations for independent work.
 Allow students to use a Story Starter.