# Lesson 7 Use Objects to Represent Stories

• Let’s use objects to show what is happening in the story.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Balls and Counters

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?

## Activity 1 Playing on the Playground

Use your counters to show what is happening in each story.

1. There were 5 students playing basketball at recess.
2 of the students went inside to get some water.

2. There were 3 students playing on the swings at recess.
1 more student came over to play on the swings.

3. There were 5 students playing tag at recess.
4 of the students went inside.

## Activity 2 Finish the Story

1. There were 7 kids playing tag on the field.

2. There were 2 kids eating at the picnic table.

3. There were 4 ducks swimming in the lake.

4. There were 5 kids playing hopscotch.

## Activity 3 Introduce Math Stories, Act It Out

Choose a center.

Math Stories

Subtraction Towers

5-frames

Build Shapes

Counting Collections

## Problem 1

Show what happens in the story with counters.

There are 5 snails crawling in the grass.
Then 3 snails came to join them.
Then 2 of the snails crawled away.