Lesson 3

Count 2 Groups of Scattered Images

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to count to find the total number of images in 2 scattered groups.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students have counted to find the total number of objects in 2 groups and the total number of images in 2 organized groups. In this lesson, students continue to put together 2 groups in order to find the total. The focus of the lesson synthesis is on keeping track of images that have been counted so each image is counted once and only once. This is the first lesson where students participate in a cool-down after the lesson synthesis.
  • Representation
  • MLR8

Activity 2: Count Scattered Images

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Count to find the total number of images given two groups of organized or scattered images, up to 10.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find out how many things there are in two scattered groups.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Roll and Add, Stage 1
    • Math Libs, Stage 1
    • Match Mine, Stage 1

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

How does the work of this lesson and the previous lesson lay a foundation for solving addition story problems?

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