I have been having such a difficult time this year helping students turn word problems into multi-step equations. I thought creating this handout for them might help guide them through the process. Right now, they stare at the problem and say, "I have no idea how to start the problem." Now, when that occurs, I can give them this guide with two worked through examples that will guide them through the process. My hope is that soon they will not need a guide and be able to turn any real life problem into a solvable equation.