Birds in Trees

Hailey sees three mother birds in the first tree. Hailey sees two mother birds in the second tree. Hailey sees one mother bird in the third tree. Each mother bird has two baby birds. Hailey counts all the mother birds and baby birds. How many birds does Hailey count? Show all your mathematical thinking.

Instructional

More Accessible Version

Hailey sees one mother bird in the first tree. Hailey sees two mother birds in the second tree. Each mother bird has two baby birds. Hailey counts all the mother birds and baby birds. How many mother birds AND baby birds does Hailey count? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Challenging Version

Hailey sees three mother birds in the first tree. Hailey sees two mother birds in the second tree. Hailey sees one mother bird in the third tree. Each mother bird has two baby birds. Hailey counts all the mother birds and baby birds. How many birds does Hailey count? How many pairs of birds are there? How many more baby birds are there than mother birds? Show all your mathematical thinking.

Plan

Underlying Mathematical Concepts

Possible Problem-Solving Strategies

Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

A student may independently select a printed number line, number chart, ten frames, graph paper, etc. as they work on a task.

Possible Solutions

Solutions tabs

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