Lesson 6 Problems About Pets

    • Let’s solve problems and write equations.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: The Fish Tank

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?

There are some fish in the tank.
Some of the fish are red and some are blue.

Activity 1 Three Reads: Kiran’s Fish

Kiran has some fish in his fish tank.
He has 4 red fish and 5 blue fish.
How many fish does he have in all?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.


Activity 2 Tyler’s and Clare’s Pets

Tyler and Clare want to know how many pets they have together.
Tyler has 2 turtles.
Clare has 4 dogs.

Tyler wrote the equation .
Clare wrote the equation .

Do both equations match the story?
Why or why not?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.

Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

Math Stories

Center. Math Stories.

Find the Pair

Center. Find the pair.

What’s Behind My Back

Center. What's Behind My Back.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

There are 3 first graders and 6 second graders on the soccer team.
How many kids are on the soccer team?

  1. Make a drawing to match the story.

  2. Write an equation to match the story.