In previous lessons, students have composed and decomposed numbers and noticed that numbers can be composed and decomposed in more than one way. In this lesson, students decompose numbers in more than one way. In the first activity, students do this by snapping a tower of connecting cubes into 2 parts in different ways. In the second activity, students are given a written number rather than objects. Decomposing a number into parts in different ways deepens their understanding of numbers and their relationships (MP7).
- Action and Expression
- Compose and decompose numbers up to 9.
- Let’s find different ways to break apart numbers.
- Each group of 2 needs 8 connecting cubes of the same color.
- Gather materials from:
- What’s Behind My Back?, Stage 1
- Check It Off, Stage 1
- Find the Value of Expressions, Stage 1
- Bingo, Stages 1–3
- Shake and Spill, Stages 1–3
|Activity 1||10 min|
|Activity 2||10 min|
|Activity 3||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||5 min|
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