2+4=? 5+4=? Creating Number Stories!

We began learning how to listen, respond and create mathematical number stories.

We used whiteboards to draw the number story we heard and then write the equation that would represent the number story.

We then created our own number story and told it to our partner who had to think how to solve it.

An example:

In the tree there was 2 apples and then the next day I looked there were 4 more apples.  How many apples are in the tree altogether?