Lesson 11 Drawings to Represent Story Problems

    • Let’s draw a picture to show what happens in a story problem.

Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Butterflies

Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. Circles, 7.
  2. 5 Butterfly drawings, a line, 3 butterfly drawings.
  3. Counters. Red, 5. Yellow, 2.
  4. Five frame, full. Below, 1 counter.

Activity 1 Draw a Picture

Students playing soccer.

There were 7 kids playing soccer in the park.
3 of the kids left to go play on the swings.
How many kids are playing soccer in the park now?

Activity 2 Picture Gallery Walk

How does your drawing show what happens in the story?

Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

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 are 4 cups of milk on the table.
Jada puts 2 more cups of milk on the table.

  1. How many cups are on the table altogether?

  2. Make a drawing to show the story.