Represent and Solve Story Problems
The purpose of this lesson is for students to represent and solve story problems in a way that makes sense to them.
In previous lessons, students made sense of and acted out stories. This is the first lesson where students are introduced to story problems that include a question. In the first activity, students develop questions to go with stories. In the second activity, students represent a story problem and discuss how to solve the story problem. Students may use objects, math tools, or drawings to represent and solve the story problem (MP5).
- Action and Expression
- Represent and solve Add To, Result Unknown and Take From, Result Unknown story problems in a way that makes sense to them.
- Let’s show what happens in a story problem and solve it.
Materials to Gather
- Gather materials from
- Math Stories, Stages 1 and 2
- Subtraction Towers, Stage 1
- 5-frames, Stages 1 and 2
- Build Shapes, Stages 1 and 2
- Counting Collections, Stage 1
|Activity 1||10 min|
|Activity 2||10 min|
|Activity 3||25 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||5 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
If you were to teach this lesson over again, which activity would you redo? How would your proposed changes support student learning?