# Math 1A Singapore–Addition-Making Addition Stories–Chapter 3.1

## Making Addition Stories

**
Addition Stories:**

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4 butterflies are
flying.

3 butterflies are
resting on the flowers.

There are 7 butterflies
altogether.

So, the number sentence
of the story is

4 + 3 = 7

This is addition.

It means putting
together (+).

**#Add 4 and 3**

4 + 3 = 7

The answer is 7.

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There are 6 red flowers.

There are 4 white flowers.

There are 10 flowers
altogether.

6 + 4 = 10

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4 children are playing.

2 more are coming.

There are 6 children
altogether.

4 + 2 = 6

**1. Make up a
story for each number sentence (see picture).**

**(a)**

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2 + 4 = 6

**Solution:**

**Addition Story:**

There are 2 birds.

4 more are coming.

There are 6 birds altogether.

**(b)**

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5 + 4 = 9

**Solution:**

**Addition Story:**

There are 5 small
turtles.

There are 4 big
turtles.

There are 9 turtles
altogether.

**(c)**

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3 + 2 = 5

**Solution:**

**Addition story:**

There are 3 fishes on the
left side.

There are 2 fishes on the
right side.

There are 5 fishes
altogether.

**(d)**

3 + 0 = 3

**Solution:**

**Addition Story:**

The First jar has 3 fishes.

The Second jar has 0 fish.

There are 3 fishes altogether.

**2. Make up as
many stories (1+) as you can for each number sentence.**

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4 + 2 = 6

3 + 3 = 6

**Solution:**

**Addition Stories:**

**Story 1:**

4 children are playing.

2 more are coming.

There are 6 children
altogether.

**Story 2:**

3 children are boys.

3 children are girls.

There are 6 children
altogether.

**3 Make up as
many addition stories (1+) as you can and write a number sentence for each
story.**

**Solution:**

**Addition Story:**

There are 4
helicopters.

1 more is coming.

There are 5 helicopters
altogether.

**Number sentence:**

4 + 1 = 5

**Addition story:**

There is 1 blue-colored
helicopter.

There are 4 white-colored
helicopters.

There are 5 helicopters
altogether.

**Number sentence:**

1 + 4 = 5