# Lesson 15 Different Types of Story Problems

Let’s solve story problems and write equations to match.

## Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Equations

Which one doesn’t belong?

## Activity 1 What Questions Can We Ask?

What mathematical questions can you ask about this image?

## Activity 2 Different Types of Problems

There are 8 people at the table.

6 of the people are students.

How many are teachers?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

Equation:

Elena has 4 pattern blocks.

Tyler has 6 pattern blocks.

How many fewer pattern blocks does Elena have than Tyler?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

Equation:

Tyler has 6 pattern blocks.

Elena has 4 patterns blocks.

How many pattern blocks do they have altogether?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

Equation:

Priya has 7 triangles and 3 squares.

How many more triangles than squares does Priya have?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.Equation:

Equation:

## Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

Capture Squares

Shake and Spill

What’s Behind My Back

## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

There are 7 hedgehogs underground.

There are 4 hedgehogs on the grass.

How many fewer hedgehogs are on the grass?

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.

Write an equation to match the story problem. Draw a box around the answer.