I started by providing simple examples Coach B. provided: 3+4=7 and 7-4=3. Next I used 3x7=21, which is a type of problem my students haven't learned yet, but through the chocolate hundreds chart they were able to understand. I even showed them a problem much like what we recently finished using 2-digit addition.

After those examples, each student received a word problem page, themed around chocolate of course! We completed some problems together and some independently for practice. The most exciting part was having the students create their own word problems! Then as a class, we even solved a couple of those student created problems.

Here are a few of the problems my students created themselves.

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