Math 3: Module 7: Solve TwoStep Word Problems  Course Guide
Module Overview:
In this module, students will construct and solve equations with a letter or symbol for an unknown number, identify when to add or subtract to solve a twostep word problem and determine the steps and operation of a twostep multiplication or division word problem. Students will define and use estimation strategies to solve a word problem.
Module Materials:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Material(s) 

1  Represent an Unknown Quantity with a Letter or Symbol 
scissors crayons or colored pencils pen or pencil 100 counters 
2  Two Step Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction 
crayons or colored pencils pen or pencil 
3  Two Step Word Problems: Multiplication and Division 
crayons or colored pencils pen or pencil 
4  Two Step Word Problems: All Four Operations 
crayons or colored pencils pen or pencil 
5  Problem Solving: Reasonableness of Answers 
scissors glue crayons or colored pencils pen or pencil 
Module Objectives:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Objective(s) 

1  Represent an Unknown Quantity with a Letter or Symbol 

2  Two Step Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction 

3  Two Step Word Problems: Multiplication and Division 

4  Two Step Word Problems: All Four Operations 

5  Problem Solving: Reasonableness of Answers 

Module Key Words:
Key Words 

word problem unknown number equation two step word problems addition subtraction multiplication division problem solving rounding estimation 
Module Assignments:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Page #  Assignment Title 

1  Represent an Unknown Quantity with a Letter or Symbol  5  HandsOn 
2  Two Step Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction  5  HandsOn 
3  Two Step Word Problems: Multiplication and Division  5  HandsOn 
4  Two Step Word Problems: All Four Operations  5  HandsOn 
5  Problem Solving: Reasonableness of Answers  5  HandsOn 
Learning Coach Notes:
None
Module Guiding Questions:
When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.
Lesson Title  Question 

Represent an Unknown Quantity with a Letter or Symbol 

Two Step Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction 

Two Step Word Problems: Multiplication and Division 

Two Step Word Problems: All Four Operations 

Problem Solving: Reasonableness of Answers 

Module Video Questions:
When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.
Lesson Title  Video  Question 

Represent an Unknown Quantity with a Letter or Symbol  Unknown Instruments 

Two Step Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction  Add and Subtract to Solve 

Two Step Word Problems: Multiplication and Division  Multiply and Divide to Solve 

Two Step Word Problems: All Four Operations  Ticket Operations 

Problem Solving: Reasonableness of Answers  Reasonable Estimating 

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:
Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:
 What is the main idea?
 What are three things new you learned?
 How does this book relate to what you are learning about?
#  Book  Author  Lexile Level 

Module Outing:
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.
#  Outing 
