Grade 1

Encourage children to make up different stories for the number sentence below.

12 – 7 = 5

- I had 12 marbles and then I lost 7. Now I only have 5 marbles left.
- Mike had 12 feet of string and then he gave Bill 7 feet of it. Mike has 5 feet of string left.
- It is 12 o’clock now. Seven hours ago it was 5 o’clock.

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