This product is a worksheet for students to practise matching number stories to equations. The focus is for them to represent the story as it appears, not to write an equation they will use to solve it. Focus is on the START, ACTION (addition as joining or subtraction as separating) and the END. The unknown can be in any position in the story. Context is the same for each story and the numbers are deliberately small so the focus is on the equation not on the solution.