The goal of Headline Stories is for children to translate situations and information into problems that can be answered mathematically. Discuss with children what information they know and what information is missing from the story.
Tai has 6 base-ten blocks. What number do they represent?
If he has 6 units, the number is 6. That is the smallest possible number; The number could be 600 if he has 6 flats. That is the biggest possible number; He could have 1 flat, 3 rods, and 2 units and that would be 132.