Use the rods to create a tape diagram that represents your word problem. 1) Take a of a tape diagram using rods to model your multi-step word problem. 2) Tap the tool to show the value of each rod as well as a variable for the unknown. 3) Write your word problem as a caption. 4) Tap the tool and your word problem as you point out the related parts of the tape diagram. Be sure to explain the solution for your problem. 5) Tap the to turn it in to your journal.