Lesson Plan:

# Math Story Problems

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July 9, 2015
Standards
July 9, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use addition and subtraction to solve and create word problems.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Tell students that today they will be solving math problems using word problems, or short stories about math.
• Let them know that after they solve some word problems on a worksheet, they will create their own for another student to complete.
• Answer any questions students may have.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Model how to do a word problem with the class.
• Tell students they will come across the key terms in all, which implies that addition is needed for the problem, and left, which lets you know that subtraction is needed.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

• Show students the worksheet and explain how you would try to solve each problem.
• Remind them to look for the key terms in all and left.
• Tell students when they have completed their worksheet that they will come up with their own word problem and write it down for another student to solve.
• Emphasize that they need to use one of the key terms in their word problem.

### Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

• Give students the worksheet to complete and allow them time to work on it.
• Hand out paper for students to write down their own word problems and allow them time to write.
• Have students partner up and trade word problems to solve.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Students may make more than one word problem using both of the key terms.
• Support: Students may partner up with another student to get help completing the tasks.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Students will be assessed by the correctness of their worksheet and their creation of a math word problem.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Allow students to share their created math word problems with the class.