Word problems can make us nervous, but not if we break them down into smaller steps. This video shows how to use our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems. When we have 2 step word problems, we can take the problem apart and solve one step at a time. Some helpful strategies are reading the entire problem, identifying the question, underlining key words, and drawing a picture. After this video, you�ll be a word problem wizard!

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.