Today we revisited story problems with multiple answer. The problem students had today was: “I have 12 crayons. Some are red. Some are blue. How many of each could I have? How many red? How many blue? Make as many combinations as you can.”

These are similar to the peas and carrots and the blocks and marbles questions we did a while ago. Some students struggled to remember how to do these problems today, so it may help your child to do a similar problem at home over the weekend. For students who easily solve problems like this a good way to extend their thinking is to have them do a crayon problem but with 3 colors instead of 2.