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Sample Word Problem

1. Read the problem.

Susan and her best friend, Maria, are making chocolate cookies for their soccer picnic. There will be 13 people at the picnic, including four parents. Susan and Maria want to give each person three cookies. How many cookies do they need to make?

2. Decide what you need to do.

After reading the problem, you know that you are looking for a total number of cookies. You also know the basic numbers you have to work with: 13 people with 3 cookies each.

3. Solve the problem.

Let’s say you decide to skip-count by three, 13 times. (See the next page for other strategies.)

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