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: There are 20 kids in Derek’s class. His class formed 2 equal teams for a kickball game.
- How many kids were on each team?
- If 4 students were absent tomorrow, how many students will be on each team?
#2: Lin and Karina volunteer to walk dogs in their neighborhood. They each walk the same number of dogs.
- If 18 dogs need walks, how many dogs will each girl take?
- If their friend Lauren helps, how many dogs will each girl take?