##### Center Focus

# Story Problems

- Using chart paper, write several story problems for students learning beginning addition. For example:

I brought 3 cookies to school today and Samantha had 2 in her lunchbox. How many did we have all together?
- Have your students draw a picture to represent the story problem.
- Underneath their drawing they should write out the number problem and answer it.
- You can also have them create their own word problem for classmates. This will help you to see how well they grasp the basic concept of addition.