Students solve in any way that makes sense to them and write equations to match the problems. This work builds on the work students did with other types of Put Together/Take Apart problems in previous lessons. They extend the familiar game, Shake and Spill. As students play the game in this lesson, they know the total and the number of red counters and need to figure out the number of yellow counters. Students write equations to match the context and explain how the equation relates to the problem. The focus in this lesson is on missing addend addition equations, but students may solve or represent the problems using subtraction. Subtraction equations should be accepted and will be the focus of lessons in the next section. When students recognize that a number in an equation represents a specific quantity they reason abstractly and quantitatively (MP2).
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- Relate different equations to the same story problem.
- Solve Put Together/Take Apart, Addend Unknown story problems in a way that makes sense to them.
- Resolvamos un nuevo tipo de problema-historia.
- Each group of 2 needs 10 two-color counters and a cup (at least 8 oz).
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