# Lesson 26 What’s the Story?

Let’s solve story problems.

## Warm-up Number Talk: Subtract 10 or More

Find the value of each expression mentally.

## Activity 1 Solve Related Story Problems

Elena has 6 counters.

She gets some more counters.

Now she has 18 counters.

How many more counters did Elena get?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

Elena has 18 counters.

She gets rid of some counters.

Now she has 6 counters.

How many counters did Elena get rid of?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

## Activity 2 More Story Problems

Story Problem 1

Han has some pencils.

He gets 9 pencils from the art store.

Now he has 15 pencils.

How many pencils did Han have to start?

Story Problem 2

Han has 15 pencils.

He gives some pencils to his friends.

Now he has 9 pencils.

How many pencils did Han give to his friends?

Story Problem 3

Han has 9 pencils.

He gets some more pencils from the art store.

Now he has 15 pencils.

How many pencils did he get from the art store?

Story Problem 4

Han has 15 pencils.

He gives 9 pencils to his friends.

How many pencils does Han have now?

Show your thinking using drawings, words or numbers.

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## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

There are some children skating on the pond.

Then 8 more children come to join them.

Now there are 14 children skating on the pond.

How many children were skating on the pond before more joined?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.