Skill 2E Word Problems: Increased Complexity: How many in all? This problem type is more complex than previous word problems. Here you can see the importance of drawing a good picture to help solve the problem. Listen while I read the word problem below. Draw a picture of the main points of the problem on a piece of paper. Use this drawing to write a number sentence to answer the problem. 



Before you
draw a picture to help solve the problem, tell me whether you should add
or subtract to solve the problem. Why do you think that? This question should be answered quickly and correctly, if not practice the skill. 
