We can write number sentences from word problems using the important information within the word problem. The key is to think about the maths involved-whether it is addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
In this video we work through how to form our number sentences and how to solve them.
There were $11$11 flowers in Dave’s garden. $4$4 more flowers grew, then Dave picked $8$8 flowers to put in a vase.
Which expression matches the word problem for the number of flowers left in the garden?
Sarah had $21$21 students in her class. Over the summer vacation $6$6 left the class, and when she returned there were $4$4 new students in her class.
Write a number sentence for the total amount of students in Sarah's class now.
Xanthe has saved $£137$£137 over the course of the year. She earns $£14$£14 this week from doing chores, but spends $£42$£42.
Write a number sentence to find the amount of money Xanthe now has in total.