# 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

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?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

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.

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.

## Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

Pattern Blocks

Geoblocks

Grab and Count

Find the Pair

## Practice Problem

## 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?