**Topic: **
| Word Problems
Practice computation
Math Game signifying Life Skills Math - Banking |

**Content: **
| Four mixed word problems from daily experiences decimals, money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, time problems.
Review steps to solving word problems. |

**Goals: **
| To read a problem and extract key information in order to answer a question.
Solve word problems. |

**Objectives:**
| Name the correct operation in order to solve word problems. Use a calculator to solve equations formed from word problems. Write answers to word problems on paper. |

**Materials:**
| Camera, screen, projector, computer, internet, paper and pencil activity, online games and practice program. Calculators |

**Introduction:**
| Students will recite the steps to solving word problems. Students will retain a copy of the rules for their math notebook as well as using the posters for future use. |

**Development:**
| Student volunteer will read the first problem, class will brainstorm and analyze the problem to establish an equation.
Additional three problems will be handled in similar fashion. |

**Practice:**
| After finishing four word problems, students will practice combinations with student conducting computer flashcard program. After flashcards, students will play math game called Math at the Mall. Location: http://www.mathplayground.com//indexhtml |

**Accommodations:**
| Projected image, paper and pencil activity, teacher and assistant available for extra questions, projected image enlarged, prompts, games, interactive activities. |

**Checking For Understanding:**
| Review of each problem. Reminder of steps to solving word problems, repetition. |

**Closure:**
| Extra time on computer game in order to win "prize". Collect paper exercises and commend students. |

**Evaluation:**
| Rubrics and self assessment. |

**Teacher Reflections:**
| Students reacted favorably to the word problems; they seemed eager to read and solve each one. There was some confusion about the rounding; whether it was before five or after. The class worked well together and the reading was terrific. Dan did an excellent job conducting the computer program while I sat with a couple of students to make sure they were using their calculators. |