Math Starters 1


  • Pull out the important information

  • Decide what operation to use (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

  • When in doubt – DRAW it out (make a picture or diagram)

#1:  Sixteen children have ice cream cones.  Eleven children have ice cream bars.  Three children have ice-cream cups.

  • How many ice creams do the children have in all?
  • How many more cones do they have than ice cream cups?

#2: Lin and Karina volunteer to walk dogs in their neighborhood.  They each walk the same number of dogs. Lin walked 5 dogs.

  • How many dogs did they walk altogether?
  • If their friend Lauren helps, how many dogs could they take now?