Share the Headline Story with the class. Sometimes it helps children to review what they do know and what they do not know from the problem. They do know that there are 15 red and blue beads on a string. They do not know how many beads there are of each color. Encourage children to think of different ways to complete the story.
On a string of 15 red and blue beads, _____ are red and _____ are blue.