# Word Problem Creation

Have students show their understanding of various operations within word problems in this lesson! Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support for the lesson Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy lesson plan.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to solve mixed operation word problems using the RDW strategy.

##### Language

Students will be able to create and explain one-step word problems using a graphic organizer and partnerships.

#### Introduction

(3 minutes)
• Gather background information from students by writing the following sentence on the board and asking students to write an expression on their whiteboards: "I have seven times more jellybeans than Sandra's eight jellybeans."
• Have students read the problem themselves and write the expression.
• Choose a student volunteer to read the sentence aloud and then ask students to share their expressions with their partners.
• Tell volunteers to share how they knew the expression should be 7 x 8. ("I know I have the right answer because 'seven times' means multiplication and the eight represents the amount of jellybeans Sandra has.")
• Explain to students today they will create scenarios, or word problems, surrounding different operations to show their understanding of the relationship between the numbers and a specific operation.