Share the Headline Story with the class. Sometimes it helps children to review what they do know and what they don’t know. In this problem, they know that Celia has 4 coins. They also know that she wants to buy something that costs 56¢. They don’t know what 4 coins she has, so they don’t know the total amount of money she has.
Celia has 4 coins in her pocket. She wants to buy a juice for 56¢.