Lesson 5

Make Groups of More, Fewer, or the Same

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to make groups that have more, fewer, or the same number of objects as another group.

Lesson Narrative

Students build on their work of identifying groups that have more, fewer, or the same number of objects as another group. Students learn stages of two centers where they make groups with more, fewer, or the same number as a given group with objects and fingers. Students continue to practice using comparison language during the activities.

  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Make groups that have more, fewer, or the same number of objects than another group.

Student Facing

  • Let’s make groups of objects that have more, fewer, or the same number of objects as another group.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Less, Same, More Mat
  • Math Fingers Cards

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each group of 2 needs at least 2 collections of between 2 and 9 objects.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Less, Same, More, Stage 1
    • Number Race, Stage 1
    • Shake and Spill, Stages 1 and 2
    • Math Fingers, Stages 1 and 2
    • Pattern Blocks, Stages 1-3
    • Picture Books, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

How did the work of the previous lesson lay the foundation for students to be successful in the first activity of this lesson?

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