Problem Solving Strategies
Write a Number Sentence

Question: Sam put 18 pencils in 3 equal groups. How many pencils are in each group?



What do you need to know?

You need to know that there are 18 pencils and they are divided into 3 equal groups

2) PLAN:

How can you solve the problem?

You can write a number sentence to solve the problem. Write a division sentence to divide the pencils in 3 equal groups.


18 ÷ 3 = 6

There are 6 pencils in each group.