# Use a 'First, then, then, now' story to add three addends

I can use a 'First, then, then, now' story to add three addends.

# Use a 'First, then, then, now' story to add three addends

I can use a 'First, then, then, now' story to add three addends.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- A 'First … then … then … now' story can represent an addition with three addends.
- The addition of three addends can be represented as three different objects on a ten frame.
- The addition of three addends can be represented as three steps on a number line.
- The addition of three addends can be represented as an equation.

### Common misconception

Children may not be able to accurately represent the story as an equation.

Ensure that children are able to say what each number represents in a given equation using the story as a scaffold before asking them to write their own equations to represent ‘First, then, then, now’ stories.

### Keywords

Addends - Any of the numbers that are added together.

First - Before anything else.

Then - After something in time.

Now - At the present time.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

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