There are three baskets – a brown one, a red one and a pink one.
The baskets hold a total of ten eggs all together.
The brown basket has one more egg in it than the red basket.
The red basket has three eggs fewer than the pink basket.
Hints and Tips
- Start with one basket. What could be in another basket?
- Use 3 objects as “baskets” and 10 objects as “eggs”. Use these to explore!
- Think about the meaning of the words “more” and “fewer”.
- Use these sentences to help you with the platinum challenge:
There are 3 baskets, a (colour).one, a (colour) one and a (colour) one, holding a total of (number of) eggs.The (colour) basket has (number) more egg in it than the (colour) basket.The (colour) basket has (number) eggs fewer than the (colour) basket.How many eggs are in each basket?