Skill 5C
Problem Solving: Addition: Understanding "In all" - Drawing Pictures

Students need to also know that the phrase "in all" means the same as "how many in all."
Watch to see if there is any hesitation in how to do the problem.

Listen carefully while I read you the word problem on the screen.
Use a paper and pencil to draw a picture to help solve the problem.

 There are 5 children on the bus. 6 more children get on the bus. How many children are on the bus in all?

Now, do not tell me the answer right away as I want to see if you can also draw a good picture that would help you solve the problem.  I'll read you the problem again while you draw your picture.

If your students picture is correct, it should show a simple bus (represented by a box with wheels) that contains 5 faces (stick figures etc)  in one section and then 6 more in another.  After a correct picture is drawn ask for the answer.  If the student doesn't immediately know that "in all" means to add or has a poor picture, you should practice this skill.