Lesson 3
Count 2 Groups of Scattered Images
Warmup: Choral Count: Count to 40 (10 minutes)
Narrative
Launch
 Groups of 2
 “Let’s count to 40.”
Activity
 Count to 40 together.
 Record as students count.
 Count to 40 1–2 times. Point to the numbers as students count.
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “Count with your partner. Take turns saying the next number. Count as high as you can.”
 “What number did you count to?”
Activity 1: Count Organized and Scattered Images (10 minutes)
Narrative
Launch
 Groups of 2
 “Find the total number of balls shown for each problem. Then write the number.”
Activity
 5 minutes: partner work time
 Monitor for students who cross off the images they have counted.
Student Facing

There are
balls. 
There are
balls. 
There are
balls. 
There are
balls.
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 Invite previously selected students to share how they found the total number of balls for the problem with 3 soccer balls and 6 footballs.
 “How does _____ know that they counted all the balls?” (She crossed them off as she counted them and they are all crossed off.)
 “There are 9 balls. How many soccer balls are there? How many footballs are there?”
 “3 soccer balls and 6 footballs is 9 balls. We can say ‘3 and 6 is 9.’”
 Write “3 and 6 is 9.”
Activity 2: Count Scattered Images (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to count to find the total number of images in 2 groups. In this activity, both groups of images are scattered. In the synthesis, students discuss different ways the images could be counted in order to find the total. When students count scattered images they need to be strategic and count in an organized way to make sure that they count each image once and only once (MP6).
Advances: Representing, Conversing
Supports accessibility for: Memory, Organization, Conceptual Processing
Launch
 Groups of 2
 “Now you are going to find the total number of circles. This time both groups are scattered. Remember to keep track of the circles you have counted. One way to keep track is to cross out each one as you count it.”
Activity
 5 minutes: partner work time
 Monitor for students who count the scattered images in different orders but find the same total. For example, students might count all of the black circles first, or they might count across the black and white circles in a way that makes sense to them for keeping track of what they have counted.
Student Facing

There are
circles. 
There are
circles. 
There are
circles. 
There are
circles.
Student Response
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Advancing Student Thinking
If students count each image more than one time or do not count some of the images, consider asking:
 “Can you show me how you counted the circles?” As students count, ask “Which circles have you counted? Which circles do you still need to count?”
 “What could you do to help you remember which circles you have counted already?” If needed, ask “How could crossing out the circles help you make sure you count all of the circles?”
Activity Synthesis
 Display the image of 3 black circles and 5 white circles.
 Invite previously identified students to share how they counted to find the total number of circles.
 “Some of us counted all of the black circles first. Some of us counted the black and white circles together. We all found the same total.”
Activity 3: Centers: Choice Time (20 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to choose from activities that offer practice writing numbers, counting to find the total of 2 groups, and describing and building with shapes.
Students choose from any stage of previously introduced centers.
 Roll and Add
 Math Libs
 Match Mine
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Required Preparation
 Gather materials from:
 Roll and Add, Stage 1
 Math Libs, Stage 1
 Match Mine, Stage 1
Launch
 “Today we are going to choose from centers we have already learned.”
 Display the center choices in the student book.
 “Think about what you would like to do first.”
 30 seconds: quiet think time
Activity
 Invite students to work at the center of their choice.
 8 minutes: center work time
 “Choose what you would like to do next.”
 8 minutes: center work time
Student Facing
Choose a center.
Roll and Add
Math Libs
Match Mine
Activity Synthesis
 “What is one thing that you got better at during centers today?”
Lesson Synthesis
Lesson Synthesis
Draw 7 circles in a row. Draw 7 scattered circles.
“Which group of circles would be easier to count? Why do you think that?”
“What could we do to keep track as we count the group of scattered circles?” (We could cross off each thing as we count it.)
Cooldown: How Many Dots? (5 minutes)
CoolDown
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