**Update: This Lesson Is Part of Book 2 of Doodles Do Algebra: “Unknowns And The 29 Articles of Algebra” available on Amazon.**

Teacher’s Notes:

Today’s lesson walks your child through the process of solving the problem on their own. Hopefully your kid can do today’s sheet all by themselves, but if not, just walk them through the steps by reading aloud.

Worksheet:

*Available in the book, “Unknowns And The 29 Articles of Algebra, Book 2 of Doodles Do Algebra“*

Answers:

number of worms: x (James) x+**2** (John) x + **2** + **3** (Tom)

Total = **28** = x + x + **2** + x + **2** + **3**

**28** = 3x + **2** + **2** + **3**

**28** –** 2** – **2** – **3** = 3x => ** 21** = 3x => x=**7** (that is how many worms James caught).

So **James caught 7 worms, John (who caught two more than James) caught 9 worms, and Tom (who caught 3 more than John) caught 12 worms**.