Read the Headline Story to children and have them use the information in the story to solve the problem.
Feel free to extend children’s thinking about this Headline Story with prompts like: Could Rachel have held up the same number of fingers on each hand? Could one hand show 3 more fingers than the other? How many fingers did Rachel leave down? How many fingers might have been down on the left hand?
Rachel showed the number seven by holding up 7 fingers. How many fingers might she have held up on her right hand?
She might have had 3 fingers up.
She must have had at least two fingers up.