Systems Word Problems (Setting them up) Notes (A2I)

Systems Word Problems (Setting them up) Notes (A2I)
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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. TEKS Aligned: A5C

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!

My other Algebra 1 Systems of Equations resources include:

Solving Systems by Elimination Notes
Solving Systems by Substitution PowerPoint (free)
Solving Systems Mixed Practice
Solving Systems Word Problems Practice
Solving Systems Word Problems Mixed Practice
Solving Systems by Graphing Partner Activity
Solving Word Problems Group Activity
Solving Systems Scavenger Hunt
Solving Systems Foldable
Systems of Equations Project

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  1. This is a mini-bundle of 4 Solving Systems of Equations Word Problems resources. Included are activities and practice pages on Solving Systems Word Problems. These 4 resources are scaffolded and work together to make solving systems word problems easier for the student to understand and accomplish.
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