In this activity, we will be using pictures to complete a number story and calculation.
Look at the pictures below.
We can see that on the left, there are 4 cats.
On the right are the same 4 cats, but this time they each have 3 kittens.
There are A cats, each one has B kittens.
Altogether there are C kittens.
A = 4
B = 3
C = 12
To find the total number of kittens, we could use these numbers to write a calculation.
4 × 3 = 12
There are 12 kittens in total.
Let's try an example question together.
2 children bake 8 cookies.
Write a calculation to show how many cookies each child gets.
First, let's think about the numbers involved in this story.
There are A children, they bake B cookies.
C is the share they each get.
A = 2
B = 8
C = 4
So, there are 8 cookies to be shared between 2 children.
8 ÷ 2 = 4
Each child gets 4 cookies.
Now it's your turn to try some questions like this.