# Guide to Solving Number Stories ```Guide to Solving
Number Stories
Math…no problem!
What do you know?
• Make sure you only use
information you need.
• Look for key words (poster)
What do you want to find
out?
• Notice facts.
• Find out what the question is.
• Decide if there are one or more
parts to solve.
• Work in order to answer the WHOLE
question.
What will you do?
• Draw a picture or a
diagram?
Example:
There were four
girls standing in a line.
and two feet. How
many legs and feet did
they have altogher?
WITH NUMBERS TO
HELP SOLVE!
Multiply? Divide?
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Can you write a number model to show
what you did?
Example: There were 8 bags of chips. Marcy
bought 3 bags. How many bags were left?
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NUMBER MODEL: 8-3=5
– “box it”---draw a box around number
model.
make sense? How do I know?
• Look at the answer you got. Does it
look right? For instance, if you are
adding the numbers, the final sum
should be bigger than the two
• When you are sure CIRCLE your
We will practice using
certain strategies
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Guess and check
Draw a picture
Make a list
Choose the information you need
Draw a graph or diagram
Look for a pattern
Work backwords
– DEAN: the meat and potatoes of it all!
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