Lesson 4
Add with Objects
Warmup: Questions About Us: Bird or Fish? (10 minutes)
Narrative
Required Materials
Materials to Copy
 Questions About Us Chart 5Frame Template
Required Preparation
 Cut out enough 5frames to make a chart with a space for each student to answer the survey question.
Launch
 Groups of 2
 Display the Questions About Us chart.
 “Would you rather be a bird or a fish?”
 30 seconds: quiet think time
 Record each student’s choice with a circle in a 5frame.
Activity
 “How many students would rather be a bird? How do you know?”
 30 seconds: quiet think time
 30 seconds: partner discussion
 Share responses.
 Demonstrate or invite students to demonstrate counting.
 “How many students would rather be a fish? How do you know?”
 30 seconds: quiet think time
 30 seconds: partner discussion
 Share responses.
 Demonstrate or invite students to demonstrate counting.
Activity Synthesis
 “How can we find out how many students chose bird or fish?” (We can count both groups together. We can count all the circles.)
 Count each circle together.
 “How many students chose bird or fish?”
Activity 1: Add Counters (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to represent the action of addition with counters. Students begin with 1 group of counters and add more counters. Students count to find the total number of counters after more were added.
Supports accessibility for: Organization, VisualSpatial Processing
Launch
 Give each student at least 10 counters and access to 5frames.
 “Count out 3 counters. You can use a 5frame if it is helpful.”
 30 seconds: independent work time
 “Now add 4 more counters.”
 30 seconds: independent work time
 “How many counters are there altogether?”
 Write “There are 7 counters altogether.”
 “This sentence now says ‘There are 7 counters altogether.’”
 “We are going to continue to work on problems where we add more counters to the group we started with. Let’s add and find the total number of counters.”
Activity
 Read each prompt to students. Pause between each line to give students time to count out and add the counters and write the total on the line.
 As students work, ask:
 “Where are the counters you started with? Where are the counters you added?”
 “How did you find out the total number of counters?”
 5 minutes: wholegroup work time
Student Facing

Count out 2 counters.
Add 2 more counters.
There are
counters altogether. 
Count out 5 counters.
Add 3 more counters.
There are
counters altogether. 
Count out 2 counters.
Add 4 more counters.
There are
counters altogether. 
Count out 6 counters.
Add 3 more counters.
There are
counters altogether.
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 Display 3 counters.
 “I have 3 counters. I am going to add 4 more counters to the group.”
 Add 4 more counters.
 “3 counters and 4 counters is 7 counters.”
Activity 2: Introduce 5Frames, Add (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to learn stage 1 of the 5Frames center. Students begin with 5 counters on a 5frame and add more to this group. Then they find the total number of counters. The recording sheet is printed in the student book for this activity. There is a blackline master available for students to use in future activities and lessons.
Advances: Speaking
Required Materials
Required Preparation
 Each group of 2 needs 1 connecting cube.
Launch
 Groups of 2
 Give each group 1 connecting cube, 10 counters, and a number mat.
 “We are going to learn a new center called 5frames.”
 Display a 5frame filled with 5 counters.
 “For each round in this game, you will begin by filling the 5frame at the top of your recording sheet. Then you will roll the cube onto the number mat to see how many counters you will add. One partner rolls the cube and the other adds the counters.”
 Invite a student to be your partner and roll the cube onto the number mat.
 “My partner rolled a 4 so I am going to add 4 more counters.”
 Demonstrate adding counters under the 5frame, with each additional counter lined up with the counters above.
 “Once you have added the counters, figure out the total number of counters and write the number on the recording sheet.”
 Demonstrate counting to find the total and write the number 9 on the recording sheet.
 “Now you will play with your partner. Take turns rolling the cube and adding the counters.”
Activity
 5 minutes: partner work time
Student Facing
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 Display a full 5frame and 5 more counters.
 “What number did Diego roll? How many counters did he add to the 5frame?”
 “How many counters does Diego have altogether?”
 “5 counters and 5 counters is 10 counters. 5 and 5 is 10.”
Activity 3: Centers: Choice Time (25 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to choose from activities that offer practice adding with objects and images, writing numbers, and describing and building with shapes.
Students choose from any stage of previously introduced centers.
 5Frames
 Roll and Add
 Math Libs
 Match Mine
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Required Preparation
 Gather materials from:
 5Frames, Stage 1
 Roll and Add, Stage 1
 Math Libs, Stage 1
 Match Mine, Stage 1
Launch
 “Today we are going to choose from centers we have already learned. You can also continue playing 5frames.”
 Display the center choices in the student book.
 “Think about what you would like to do first.”
 30 seconds: quiet think time
Activity
 Invite students to work at the center of their choice.
 10 minutes: center work time
 “Choose what you would like to do next.”
 10 minutes: center work time
Student Facing
Choose a center.
5frames
Roll and Add
Math Libs
Match Mine
Activity Synthesis
 “How did you choose which centers to participate in today? Will you choose different centers next time? Why or why not?”
Lesson Synthesis
Lesson Synthesis
Display a 5frame with 5 counters.
“Today we used counters to add. I have 5 counters in my 5frame and I need to add 3 more. Tell your partner what that means. What do I need to do?” (It means to put 3 more counters with the group of 5.)
Cooldown: Unit 4, Section A Checkpoint (0 minutes)
CoolDown
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