# Systems Word Problems Activity (A5C)

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This is a group activity that helps the student learn how to set up, solve and feel more comfortable with systems word problems. The specific type of word problems that are covered in this activity are the ones that describe two numbers such as "the sum of two numbers is 12. One number is 3 more than the other number".

Students work in groups of 4 and the concept is introduced through a PowerPoint Presentation containing two clues that describe the two numbers. Once the students get the hang of the types of problems and how to work with them, they work on one problem per group.

Each question is divided into 4 steps and each student is responsible for answering one step of the process. They use colored pencils for accountability and pass the paper as they complete the problem. There are 4 problems so that each student works a different step of the process.

Complete this lesson with my Solving Systems Word Problems Practice which is a practice page for the beginner over these specific kinds of systems word problems. Directions and a key included. 9 pages plus a 3-page PowerPoint.

For a 3-day scaffolded lesson plan on Solving Systems of Equations Word Problems, check out my Systems Word Problems Mini-Bundle

This resource is also available in my Systems of Equations Complete Unit Bundle which contains notes, activities, quizzes, a test, a project and more ~ all the work is done for you!

My other Algebra 1 Systems of Equations resources include:

Solving Systems by Elimination Notes
Setting Up Systems of Equations Notes

Solving Systems by Substitution PowerPoint (free)

Evaluating Expressions in Standard Form Practice (free)
Solving Systems by Graphing and Substitution Practice
Solving Systems by Graphing Practice
Solving Systems by Elimination Practice
Solving Systems by Substitution Practice
Solving Systems Mixed Practice
Solving Systems Word Problems Practice
Solving Systems Word Problems Mixed Practice

Graphing Lines 3 Ways (free)
Types of Solutions to Linear Systems of Equations Notes & HW

Solving Systems by Graphing Partner Activity
Solving Word Problems Group Activity
Solving Systems Scavenger Hunt
Checking Solutions of Systems of Equations Game
Solving Systems Foldable

Solving Systems by Graphing and Substitution Quiz
Solving Systems Quiz #2

Systems Exit Tickets (or Warm-ups)
Systems of Equations Project
Systems of Equations Test

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