Expressions and Story Problems
The purpose of this lesson is for students to connect expressions to story problems.
In previous lessons, students were introduced to addition and subtraction expressions, as teachers wrote them, as another way to represent story problems. In this lesson, students explain how expressions connect to story problems and choose which expression correctly represents a story problem (MP2).
- Interpret expressions in relation to story problems.
- Let’s figure out how expressions go with the story problems.
Materials to Gather
- Gather materials from:
- Number Race, Stage 1
- Math Stories, Stages 1 and 2
|Activity 1||10 min|
|Activity 2||10 min|
|Activity 3||25 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||5 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What opportunities are you giving students to reflect on their understanding of the mathematical content?