# Lesson 19

Story Problems and Equations

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to write two different equations to match a story problem.

### Lesson Narrative

Students are encouraged to write an equation with a symbol for the answer to the question, but they are not required to. Students may write a second equation using the relationship between addition and subtraction, the commutative property, or the meaning of the equal sign.

• Engagement
• MLR6

Activity 1: Lotería

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Solve a variety of story problem types.
• Write two different equations to match a story problem.

### Student Facing

• Let’s write 2 equations to match each story problem.

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 20 min Activity 2 15 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

How do you see your students demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction? Are students working flexibly with addition and subtraction in order to find missing values?

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