Use the simple story problem to guide students in creating an illustration. Provide students with numbers to fill in the blanks in the word problem, then solve the equation. Illustrations should match the equation. Students should use green, yellow, and red to color their apples. Afterwards, students can review bar graphs, pictographs, and tally charts!
For an extra challenge, have students fill in the graphs FIRST, then work backwards to fill in the story problem and illustration.