How do you see it?
Here are some short problems for you to try. Talk to your friends about how you work them out.
How Do You See It? printable sheet
Here are some questions.
How would you represent them using:
 pictures?
 numbers?
 objects?
Can you think of any other ways of representing them?
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 Zoe had three sweets. Her friend Ranjeet gave her two more. How many sweets does Zoe have now? 
Karala had 8 teddies. She gave 3 of them to her little brother. How many teddies has Karala got now?  Image

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It was Toby's birthday and he had 6 birthday cards. Some more cards arrived in the post and then Toby had 9 cards. How many cards arrived in the post?

Si had eight balloons. Some popped and he only had five left. How many popped?
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 Some children were walking to school. Three more children joined them. Then there were nine children altogether. How many were walking together at the beginning? 
Marcus had some coins in his pocket. Sadly he lost seven of them and now he only has three coins. How many coins did he have before he lost some?
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Find some Lego figures and toys or objects such as counters to make sense of the problem.
We had a number of solutions sent in that provided the "answers" to the calculations. Voltaire from Ravenor Primary School in England sent in the calculations explanation as follows:
$1.5$ doing $3+2=5$, $2.5$ doing $83=5$ $3.3$ doing $96=3$,
$4.3$ doing $85=3$, $5.6$ doing $93=6$, $6.10$ doing $3+7=10$
Our first contribution to the Primary site, not in English came from Jose at the Esapana Istituto;
Esto es para dos de los problemas. Mi hermana pequeña, Anya ellos lo hicieron por mÃ. Ella tiene cinco años.
Zoe tiene 3 caramelos. Rajneeti le da dos más. 3 +2 = 5 / tres y dos son cinco
Karala tena 8 muñecas.
Ella le dio tres de ellos a su hermana pequeña. ¿Cómo ha Karala muchas muñecas tiene ahora?
As que 83 = 5 / ocho menos tres es igual a cinco
Which I think says:
This is for two problems. My little sister, Anya they did for me. She is five years.
Zoe has $3$ candies. Rajneeti gives you two more. $3 +2 = 5$ / three and two are
five
Kerala had $8$ dolls.
She gave three of them to his little sister. How many has Karala
dolls have now?
So $83 = 5$ / eight minus three is equal to five
Thank you Jose, for that. Thanks also to Voltaire
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