# Lesson 5 Story Problems about Shapes

• Let’s solve story problems and match them to equations.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Questionless Story Problem

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?

Elena used 9 pattern blocks to make a train.
Then she took 3 of the pattern blocks off of the train and put them back in the bucket.

## Activity 1 Match Story Problems to Equations

1. Clare made a shape with 7 pattern blocks.
Her little brother came and took 3 of the pattern blocks.
How many pattern blocks does Clare have now?

2. Kiran put together 2 pattern blocks to make a shape.
Jada placed 5 more pattern blocks on the shape.
How many pattern blocks are in Kiran and Jada’s shape?

## Activity 2 Solve Story Problems

1. Andre put together 4 pattern blocks to make a shape.
Then Andre put 4 more pattern blocks on the shape.
How many pattern blocks are in Andre’s shape?

equation:

pattern blocks.

2. Elena used 9 pattern blocks to make a train.
Then she took 3 of the pattern blocks off of the train and put them back in the bucket.
How many pattern blocks are in Elena’s train now?

equation:

pattern blocks.

Choose a center.

Pattern Blocks

Geoblocks

Grab and Count

Find the Pair

## Problem 1

Lin put 8 pattern blocks together to make a shape.
Then Lin took away 3 of the pattern blocks.
How many pattern blocks are in Lin’s shape now?