# 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.

Math Stories

Subtraction Towers

5-frames

Build Shapes

Counting Collections

## Practice Problem

## 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.