Grade 3

Share the Headline Story with the class. Encourage students to create problems that can be solved using information from the story.

I have 10 marbles. Each marble is either green or blue. What can you say about the number of green marbles and blue marbles?

- I can have 10 green marbles or 10 blue marbles.
- To find all possible combinations, I can order them by the number of blue marbles.
- There are 11 possible combinations, because there can be from 0 to 10 blue marbles.
- I can make a table to show some possible amounts.

Blue | Green |

5 | 5 |

1 | 9 |

7 | 3 |

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