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.
There were 5 students playing basketball at recess.
2 of the students went inside to get some water.
There were 3 students playing on the swings at recess.
1 more student came over to play on the swings.
There were 5 students playing tag at recess.
4 of the students went inside.
Activity 2 Finish the Story
There were 7 kids playing tag on the field.
There were 2 kids eating at the picnic table.
There were 4 ducks swimming in the lake.
There were 5 kids playing hopscotch.
Activity 3 Introduce Math Stories, Act It Out
Choose a center.
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.