### Lesson plan

# Into the Wild: Multiplication Word Problems

#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the key parts of a word problem to solve a numerical equation.

#### Introduction

*(10 minutes)*

- Have students work in partners to practise multiplication facts.
- Give each pair four dice or a pack of playing cards.
- Have each student put down two cards or roll two dice. Put the digits together to create a two-digit number, and have partners multiply their two numbers together.
- The first partner to solve the problem wins a point.
*Example: Tommy puts down an 7 and a 2. Bob puts down a 2 and a 3. The maths problem is 72 x 23. Whoever solves it first wins a point.*

#### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

*(10 minutes)*

- Bring students together.
- Introduce students to word problems by explaining that word problems tell you the necessary operations you need to solve the problem presented within the question.
- Hand out the Wild Word Problems worksheets.
- Talk to students and explain that we must find the important parts of a word problem. Some word problems have important information within the text.
- Give each student a red and green colored pencil.
- Use the document camera to project the worksheet.

#### Guided practise

*(10 minutes)*

- Use the document camera to model the activity.
- Explain to students that you are going to cross out the unnecessary information with red pencil and underline the information needed to complete the problem with green pencil.
*For Example: Use the red pencil to cross out "Mario walks his dog everyday." Use the green pencil to underline "279 feet long" and "3 laps."* - Give time for students to copy your markings.
- Complete the first problem on the worksheet.
- Allow students to begin independently working. Pull aside support students if necessary.

#### Independent working time

*(15 minutes)*

- Have students complete the worksheet.
- Circulate the room to assess how students are working.

#### Differentiation

**Enrichment:**Give advanced students the In the Party worksheet to complete if they finish early during work time.**Support:**Pull aside struggling students after direct instruction and complete number 2 together. Modify or model homework if needed.

#### Assessment

*(5 minutes)*

- Assessment is ongoing, as students work independently.
- Assist students as needed.

#### Review and closing

*(10 minutes)*

- Place the answer sheet on the document camera.
- Review and answer any questions students may have.
- Assign the Classroom maths worksheet as homework.