This week I challenged the students to become word problem problem solving experts. They were challenged to solve some real world world problems, make up their own real world word problems, and create a "How To" Guide to solve word problems. They were able to work with or without another students' help, tackling the challenge however they felt most comfortable. The students created some really beautiful guides to present to their classmates and some fun word problems to challenge their classmates to solve. Let's hope we now all feel a little better about taking on real world word problems. See a few student samples below.