Lesson 5

Center Day 1 (optional)

Warm-up: Number Talk: Add 5 (10 minutes)

Narrative

This Number Talk encourages students to think about place value and use the properties of operations to mentally find the value of sums. The strategies elicited here help students develop fluency with adding and understanding numbers within 1,000.

Launch

• Display one expression.
• “Give me a signal when you have an answer and can explain how you got it.”
• 1 minute: quiet think time

Activity

• Keep expressions and work displayed.
• Repeat with each expression.

Student Facing

Find the value of each expression mentally.

• $$5 + 30 + 5$$
• $$50 + 30 + 5$$
• $$50 + 5 + 30 + 5$$
• $$500 + 30 + 5$$

Activity Synthesis

• “Did anyone approach the problem in a different way?”
• “Who can restate _____’s reasoning in a different way?”
• “What were some of the different values of 5 in the sums you found?” (5, 50, 500)

Activity 1: Introduce Which One? (20 minutes)

Narrative

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn stage 3 of the Which One center. Students lay out the shape cards face up in rows. One partner chooses a shape. The other partner asks yes or no questions to figure out what shape they chose. Students work with triangles, quadrilaterals, and hexagons.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

• Each group of 2 needs a set of shape cards used in a previous lesson.

Launch

• Groups of 2
• Give each group a set of shape cards.
• “We are going to learn a new way to play the Which One center.”
• “Let’s play one round together. You can all be my partner. We’ll use the shape cards we used in an earlier lesson.”
• Lay the shape cards out in rows. Mentally choose a shape.
• “I’m going to choose a shape. I am not going to show or tell you which shape I choose. Then you will ask me yes or no questions to try to guess which shape I chose.”
• “Work with your partner to come up with a yes or no question you want to ask me.”
• 1 minute: partner discussion
• Invite a group to ask their question and answer it. Repeat until students think they know which shape you chose.
• Invite students to guess which shape you chose and how they know.
• “Now you will play with a partner.”

Activity

• 12 minutes: partner work time
• Monitor for different types of questions students ask.

Activity Synthesis

• “Which types of questions were most useful to ask when you were trying to guess which shape your partner chose?”

Activity 2: Introduce Can You Draw It? (20 minutes)

Narrative

The purpose of this activity is for students to learn stage 2 of the Can You Draw It? center. Students describe and draw two-dimensional shapes. One partner chooses a shape card and describes it. The other partner draws the shape based on the description. If the student draws the shape correctly, they get to keep the card. Students work with triangles, quadrilaterals, and hexagons.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

• Centimeter Dot Paper - Standard

Required Preparation

• Each group of 2 needs a set of cards from the previous activity.

Launch

• Groups of 2
• Give each group a set of shape cards and each student a piece of dot paper.
• “We are going to learn a new way to play the Can You Draw It? center.”
• “Let’s play one round together. You can all be my partner. We’ll use the shape cards we used in an earlier lesson.”
• Choose a card.
• “I’m going to describe the shape on my card. Then you will draw the shape.”
• Describe the shape on the card you chose and give students time to draw the shape.
• “Now let’s check to see if you drew the shape on my card.”
• Share responses.
• “Now you will play with a partner. If you do not draw the same shape that is on the card, discuss how the shapes are different, and whether or not both shapes match the description. If you draw the shape on the card, you get to keep the card.”

Activity

• 12 minutes: partner work time
• Monitor for shapes that are more complicated for students to describe.

Activity Synthesis

• Display one of the shapes that was more challenging for students to describe.
• “How could we describe this shape?”

Lesson Synthesis

Lesson Synthesis

“Today we learned a new center, Can You Draw It?, in which we described and drew each shape. Tell your partner one thing you have to know about a shape in order to draw it correctly.”

Share and record responses.

“What did you like about the activities you worked on today?”