Previously, students have represented and solved two-step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with smaller numbers. In this lesson, students continue to deepen their understanding of two-step word problems as they consider what they need to know to solve problems and think about the relationship between numbers in a problem. Students write equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity to represent these problems.
- Action and Expression
Activity 1: Apple Adventure
- Represent two-step word problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
- Solve two-step word problems using the four operations.
- Let’s represent and solve problems using all four operations.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|