In a previous lesson, students determined whether a group of objects could be split into 2 equal groups and discovered that for some numbers of objects, there will be 1 leftover.
In this lesson, students learn that some numbers of objects can be split into multiple groups of 2 (pairs) without any incomplete pairs. In the lesson synthesis, students compare the charts from this lesson and the previous lesson that show no leftovers or one leftover. They notice that the lists of numbers are the same. The terms even and odd are introduced and added to the charts.
Students should have access to connecting cubes or counters throughout the lesson, including the cool-down.
- Determine if a group of objects can be arranged into groups of 2.
- Let’s make pairs with groups of objects.
- Each group of 2 needs a container of 4 to 15 counters.
- Create a t-chart on a large piece of chart paper to display in the activity synthesis.
- Use “Making Pairs” as the title.
- Label the t-chart with “no leftovers” and “one leftover” as the categories.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
- Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 7: Subtract Hundreds, Tens, or Ones (Supporting)
- Five in a Row: Addition and Subtraction (1–2), Stage 8: Add within 1,000 with Composing (Supporting)
- How Close? (1–5), Stage 4: Add to 1,000 (Supporting)