# 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

#### 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.

### Suggested materials

Engagement Image:

Teachers may project the image below to launch this task for their students, define nouns, promote discussion, access prior knowledge, and inspire engagement and problem solving.

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