The purpose of this lesson is for students to find the number that makes equations true within 20.
In this lesson, students apply the reasoning they used in previous lessons with addends that make 10 to find the number that makes an equations true that include the number 20. In the first activity, students learn stage 3 of the What's Behind My Back center in which they work with 20 cubes, organized into two towers of 10 cubes. In the second activity, students find the number that makes different equations with addition and subtraction expressions true. Throughout the lesson, students have opportunities to use what they know about the structure of whole numbers and the relationship of addition and subtraction to find the unknown numbers and explain their methods (MP3, MP7).
In the lesson synthesis, students use their Mathematical Community Poster to create norms for the classroom.
- Find the number that makes equations within 20 true using the relationship between addition and subtraction.
- Let’s find the number that makes equations with 20 true.
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
- What's Behind My Back Stage 3 Recording Sheet
Teacher Reflection Questions
- Number Puzzles: Addition and Subtraction (1–4), Stage 1: Within 10 (Supporting)
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