# Lesson 17 How Do the Stories Compare?

• Let’s think about how stories are the same and different.

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

Which one doesn’t belong?

## Activity 1 Compare Stories

1. Compare these stories about playing 4 corners.

There are 6 students playing 4 corners.
Some more students come to play.
Now there are 9 students playing 4 corners.
How many students came to play?

9 students are playing 4 corners.
7 students are waiting in a corner.
The other students are still deciding which corner to pick.
How many students are still deciding which corner to pick?

• How are these problems alike?

• How are they different?

Be prepared to share your thinking.

There were 9 students playing charades.
6 students leave to play something different.
How many students are playing charades now?

5 students are on Team A.
The rest of the students are on Team B.
How many students are on Team B?

• How are these problems alike?

• How are they different?

Be prepared to share your thinking.

## Activity 2 Outdoor Games

Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.

Equation:

## Problem 1

There were 9 cars in the parking lot.
Then 5 of the cars drove away.
How many cars are in the parking lot now?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.
Write an equation and draw a box around the answer.