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.

**Example**

2 children bake 8 cookies.

Write a calculation to show how many cookies each child gets.

**Answer**

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.