Lesson 11

Create Groups of Images

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to create groups of images with more, fewer, or the same number of images as a given group.

Lesson Narrative

Throughout the lesson students have multiple opportunities to create groups and use the language “more”, “fewer”, or “the same number.” In the lesson synthesis, students explain the strategies they use for comparing and creating groups of images.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Create groups that have more, fewer, or the same number of images as a given group.
  • Use “more”, “fewer", and “the same number” to describe comparisons.

Student Facing

  • Let’s make groups that have more, fewer, or the same number of images. 

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Image Cards Grade K
  • Less, Same, More Mat
  • Questions About Us Chart

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

  • Each group of 2 needs a set of cards from the blackline master.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Less, Same, More, Stages 1-3
    • Bingo, Stage 1
    • Math Stories, Stage 1
    • Connecting Cubes, Stages 1-3
    • Number Race, Stage 1

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In a future section, students will compare written numbers 1–10. What strategies do you anticipate students will use to compare written numbers? How are these strategies the same and different from the strategies students have used to compare the number of images in groups in this section?

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