Lesson 20
Make TwoDigit Numbers in Different Ways
Warmup: Estimation Exploration: Tens and Ones (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of an Estimation Exploration is to practice the skill of making a reasonable estimate based on experience and known information. When students notice that they can make a more accurate estimate when the single cubes are grouped into 10s they make use of baseten structure (MP7).
Launch
 Groups of 2
 Display the image.
 “What is an estimate that’s too high?” “Too low?” “About right?”
 1 minute: quiet think time
Activity
 “Discuss your thinking with your partner.”
 1 minute: partner discussion
 Record responses.
 “Let’s look at another image of the same collection.”
 Display the image.
 “Based on the second image, do you want to revise, or change, your estimates?”
Student Facing

How many do you see?
Record an estimate that is:
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How many do you see?
Record an estimate that is:
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Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “Did anyone change their original ‘about right’ estimate? Why did you change it?” (I changed it because I see there are at least 50 cubes in the 5 towers.)
 “Let’s look at our revised estimates. Why were our estimates more accurate the second time?” (Some of the cubes are organized.)
 “There are 76 cubes.”
Activity 1: All The Ways to Make 94 (20 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to represent a twodigit number in multiple ways. Students do not need to come up with every way, but they may find a method that results in them doing so. Students may choose to use connecting cubes as they work and then show their thinking with drawings, numbers, or words. If students use expressions to represent to 94 as tens and ones (for example, 90 + 4, 80 + 14, 70 + 24), ask them to explain which addend represents the value of an amount of tens and which represents a value of ones. During the activity synthesis, students discuss whether all of the different ways to represent 94 have been found and how they know. When students explain that when the number of tens decreases by 1, the number of ones increases by 10 because a ten is the same as 10 ones, they are using the baseten structure of the numbers to express regularity in repeated reasoning (MP7, MP8).
Supports accessibility for: Organization, Conceptual Processing, Language
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Launch
 Groups of 2
 Give each group access to connecting cubes in towers of 10 and singles.
Activity
 “Today’s challenge is to find as many ways as you can to make 94 using tens and ones. You can use cubes if they will help you. Each way you make 94 should have a different number of tens.”
 10 minutes: independent work time
 4 minutes: partner discussion
 Monitor for students who:
 use connecting cubes to physically break apart a ten at a time to move between representations
 use tens and ones notation
 use addition expressions
Student Facing
How many ways can you make 94 using tens and ones?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.
Student Response
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Advancing Student Thinking
If students believe that they have found all the ways to make 94 with tens and ones, consider asking:
 “How do you know you've found all the different ways?”
 “How could you list the different ways you made 94 with tens and ones to prove you found all the ways?”
Activity Synthesis
 Invite previously identified students to share.
 “Do you think we found all the ways? Why or why not?”
 If needed, ask “What do all of these have in common? What patterns do you notice?” (Every time I break apart a ten into ones, the number of ones increases by 10.)
 “Which representation of 94 would you like to work with the most? Which would you like to work with the least? Why?” (I would like to work with 9 tens and 4 ones because it is the easiest. You can easily count 9 tens and you can just see there are 4 ones. I would like to work with 94 ones the least. It is really hard to know how many you have when there are so many.)
Activity 2: Mystery Bags (15 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to identify twodigit numbers or a part of a number represented in different ways, with different amounts of tens and ones. Students determine how many connecting cubes are in each bag, given clues about how many tens and ones are in the bag. Students also determine how many tens or ones are in a bag, given the total number of cubes and either the number of tens or ones. Students may use connecting cubes to make sense of the problems, and show their thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.
Advances: Listening, Speaking
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Launch
 Groups of 4
 Give students access to connecting cubes in towers of 10 and singles.
Activity
 “You are going to solve problems about connecting cubes in mystery bags. You can use connecting cubes if they will help you. Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.”
 “You will begin by working on your own. Then you will share your thinking with a partner at your table.”
 6 minutes: independent work time
 “Share your thinking for problem 1 with a partner at your table.”
 1 minute: partner discussion
 “Share your thinking for problem 2 with a different partner at your table.”
 1 minute: partner discussion
 Repeat for problems 3 and 4.
 Monitor for students who use connecting cubes in these ways to solve for mystery bag C:
 Shows 49 as 4 tens 9 ones and moves 2 tens over to the ones cubes to have 29, shows 2 tens left.
 Shows 29 ones, adds towers of 10 to get to 49.
Student Facing
 Bag A has 2 ones and 5 tens.
How many cubes are in Bag A?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.  Bag B has 4 tens and 25 ones.
How many cubes are in Bag B?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.  Bag C has 49 cubes.
If there are 29 ones, how many tens are in the bag?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.  Bag D has 36 cubes.
If there are only 2 tens, how many ones are in the bag?
Show your thinking using drawings, numbers, or words.
Switch with your partner.
Solve.
Student Response
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Advancing Student Thinking
If students show they are adding the total number of cubes and the known tens or ones for Bag C or Bag D, consider asking:
 “How could you act out this problem?”
 “What do you know? What don’t you know?”
 “How could you use what we’ve learned about making numbers with different amounts of tens and ones to solve the problem?”
Activity Synthesis
 Invite previously identified students to share.
 “How are these ways for finding the mystery number of tens the same? How are they different?” (They both used tens and ones. One person started with 29 ones and added the tens, the other person started with 4 tens 9 ones and broke apart tens until there were 29 ones.)
Lesson Synthesis
Lesson Synthesis
“Today we figured out how many tens, ones, or total number of cubes were in mystery bags. Which mystery bag was easiest to solve? Why was it the easiest? Which mystery bag was the hardest to solve? Why was it harder?” (Sample responses: Bag A was easiest because it told you how many tens and ones. It matches the twodigit number it was just in a different order. Bag C was the hardest. It was a lot of ones and I had to stop and think about how to figure out the tens.)
Cooldown: 68 Three Different Ways (5 minutes)
CoolDown
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