## Reflection: Real World Applications Word Problems with Equations - Section 2: Explore

Teaching this lesson, I found it very helpful to have the students first define their variables. I had them read through the problem until they could determine what they were looking for - which would then be their variable.  Once they defined their variable the students found it easier to go back through the problem and write their equation.  If they knew, for example, that x represented pencils, then they were able to go back through the problem and determine what was happening to the pencils.

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# Word Problems with Equations

Unit 6: Equations
Lesson 12 of 22

## Big Idea: Lots of steps...that's okay! Identify the variable and then re-read the problem to determine what is happening to the variable.

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Math, Algebra, distributive property, equation, word problems
60 minutes

### Heather Stephan

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