Lesson 8

Find Someone Who, Find Something That

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to answer mathematical questions about their classmates and community.

Lesson Narrative

Because students are often most comfortable asking “how many” questions, this lesson exposes students to many different kinds of mathematical questions that they can ask about their community with prompts like “Find 2 things that you can compare the length of.” The activities in this lesson will prepare students to develop a wide variety of their own mathematical questions in the next two lessons.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 4, Section B in the curriculum materials.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Activity 1: Find Someone Who

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Answer mathematical questions about their community.

Student Facing

  • Let’s learn more about our classmates and our classroom.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Find Someone Who Recording Sheet

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

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

Teacher Reflection Questions

When can you incorporate different types of questions, such as “Are there more apples or oranges?” or “Which line is longer?” throughout the day?

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