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Why do this problem?

This problem is a fun context in which to practise counting and addition. It would also be a good opportunity for children to invent their own ways of recording their work.

Key questions

What could you try first?
How many legs are there altogether?
How many more do you need to make $22$?
How many fewer do you need to make $22$?

Possible extension

The problem Noah offers a great extension to this problem. It allows learners to be more creative and there are multiple solutions.