This is a guided note template for teaching quadratics word problems. This includes a "Do Now" or beginning of class activity (on solving radical equations and simplifying radicals), an introduction or a hook that has to do with the Indiana State Exam (could be changed to any exam), and then notes teaching students how to solve quadratics word problems just by understanding some key vocabulary and concepts. Students end the lesson by practicing independently or with a partner, and with a checkpoint to ensure they've mastered material before homework is distributed. Answers are included in red. An exit ticket is included, along with challenge problems from the ACT and the ECA. Exit ticket also leaves room for student self reflection on behavior and understanding.