Caged Mice Problem

Kindergarten, First, Second Grade



Mathematics Content:

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract

Work with addition and subtraction equations

Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction


Estimated Time: Several Class Periods


During this lesson students will work as mathematicians to help talk and question through the problem solving process with a partner. Students will work with a problem involving caged mice and different ways they can be organized in two cages. Students will explore a variety of organizational strategies to solve the problem, represent their thinking and summarize their solutions. 

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