Systems Word Problems (Setting them up) Notes

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Yuck! Don't our students just hate word problems - especially when systems are involved?! Well, this 2-sided notes page on setting up systems of equations will help them EASE into it and see that word problems really aren't that bad.

The first 2 examples help the student see the word problem using pictures. They identify the variable and then set-up the system - no solving! (They already know how to solve - so the focus of today is just getting the equations set up). On example #3, they are given a diagram again, but this time they fill in the blanks to create the "math story" that goes along with the diagram. Finally, on example 4, they create their own diagram and story. If your students run when they see word problems in math or if you dread teaching systems word problems, then give these notes a try! Key included. 4 pages.

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 project, a test and more all over systems of equations. All the work is done for you in this complete unit bundle!

All of my products are color-coded by topic. To find more products on Systems of Equations, please return to my store and look for the orange background or choose the Systems of Equations Custom Category on the left-hand side.

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