Phase:  During/Explore/Explain 
Activity:  1. The teacher should choose a category of problems from the digital resource to present to students. (Note: The resources are listed from least to most difficult on the website.) 2. The teacher should use the available word problems on the website to practice this skill with the students. For example, the teacher could read the word problem and have students write the equation on their paper. Then the teacher could write the equation on the board and solve it with the students. 3. After sufficient wholeclass practice, the teacher should choose a new set of word problems from the digital resource and divide the students into five groups. Each group will solve one word problem from the set given on the website. (Note: The teacher can click the "Show all questions" button to display all five questions on the board at once.) 4. After being given time to write and solve the equation, each student group should present their work to their classmates. The classmates in the audience should check the presenting group's work and make any revisions if needed. Then, the leader from the presenting group should type the answer into the box and click "Check." 5. If internetcapable digital devices are available for all students, the teacher can allow students to complete a new set of word problems independently on the website. 
Assessment Strategies:  The teacher will review each group's equation and solution for accuracy. If internetcapable digital devices are available for students, the teacher can review each student's completion of the word problems on the website. 
Advanced Preparation:  The teacher will need internet access and the ability to project a website to an interactive whiteboard. The students need paper and pencil to complete the practice problems with the teacher and their group.

Variation Tips (optional):  The teacher could integrate art into the learning activity by requiring each student group to illustrate their assigned word problem. Students could use internetcapable digital devices to individually complete the practice problems on the website. If devices are not available, the teacher can print the website page and copy for students to complete. 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):  ALCOS 2019 3. Determine and justify solutions for multistep word problems, including problems where remainders must be interpreted. a. Write equations to show solutions for multistep word problems with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. b.Determine reasonableness of answers for multistep word problems, using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. 
Keywords and Search Tags:  addition, division, equations, multiplication, multistep, subtraction, unknown, variables, whole numbers, word problems 