A video model showing how to teach a step by step process to solve word problems. This video shows a simple way to solve word problems targeted mainly to middle school students, but it is also good for 4th graders, 5th graders, 6th graders, 7th graders, 8th graders, and 9th graders. It will even help as background skills for algebra. This system for solving word problems will show teachers how to teach students ways to apply their math skills in real world applications. This video can be used by teachers as a coaching video to model how to teach students how to solve word problems. Parents can also learn from this video to help their children ages 10 years through 14 years to solve word problems especially as homework. The system for solving word problems used in this video is called “solving word problems with a BUCK” this system helps teachers teach students how to simplify, organize, and solve word problems, after all “Life is a Word Problem” — the lesson will model how to breakdown a word problem and make it easier to solve because it will not be confusing for the students. This video will show students how to remember an easy way to do the word problems making them less threatening, lowering anxiety and resistance to word problems. The strategies modeled in this video will help students prepare for the STAR testing and provide more success on the math portion of the CST and other standardized testing. This system is extremely helpful to struggling, low performing students due to the simplicity and easy to remember method. It will help English Language Learners understand how to solve word problems with the easy to understand method, building on and reinforcing academic language.