Lesson 10 Compare Drawings

    • Let’s figure out how drawings can show what is happening in a story problem.

Warm-up Questions About Us: Pets?

Which pet is your favorite: dogs, cats, or rabbits?

How many students chose dogs?
How many students chose cats?
How many students chose rabbits?

Activity 1 Apple Slices for a Picnic

PIcnic outside. 3 people. 1 man, 2 boys. Making a sandwich. Eating a sandwich. Apples in a basket.

There were 3 apple slices at the picnic.
Tyler’s dad brought 5 more apple slices to the picnic.
How many apples slices are there now?

Activity 2 Compare Drawings

Andre and Noah both drew pictures to show what happened in the story problem.

  1. Andre

    Circles, 8.
  2. Noah

    3 circles, a line, 5 circles.

Activity 3 Introduce Bingo, Add and Cover

Choose a center.


Center. Bingo.

Math Fingers

Center. Math Fingers.

Subtraction Towers

Center activity, Subtraction Towers.


Center. 5 frame.

Math Stories

Center. Math Stories.

Counting Collections

Center. Counting Collections.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

There were 9 crabs on the beach.
Then 5 of them scurried away into the ocean.

  1. How many crabs are on the beach now?

  2. Select the representation that matches the story.

    1. 5 frame, full. Below, 4 counters. 5 counters crossed out.
    2. 5 frame, full. Below, 3 counters.