This is a word problem which helps you to take your students through the four steps of solving that are expected on high stakes testing. On the first day, students write "What is the problem asking?" On the second day, they represent the problem with base ten blocks. On the third day, they write a number sentence or equation and solve it. On day four, they write the answer and explain how they arrived at their answer. Finally, on Day 5, they solve a very similar problem on their own or in an Interactive Math Journal using the four steps.