What's the Problem?
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Students will be able to create and solve word problems.
- Tell the students that today they are going to continue learning about money through word problems.
- Use an analogy explaining that in life and real-world situations, math is not always a given equation. Rather, it is often in the form of word problems.
- Explain that if you have 50 cents and go to the store to buy an item for 35 cents, then you have to figure out if there is enough money, how much will be spent, and how much change will be left over.
- Demonstrate the difference between a word problem and a given equation by placing an example of each next to each other. Include labels in the students' home language (L1) and new language (L2).
- Ask students to rephrase the key ideas to think about when solving money word problems. Have them share with a partner before sharing with the whole group.