# Blue and Red Beads

Taylor has nine beads to make a bracelet.

Five beads are red.

The rest of the beads are blue.

How many blue beads does Taylor have?

Show and tell how you know.

### More Accessible Version

Taylor has 4 beads to make a bracelet.

2 of the beads are red.

The rest of the beads are blue.

How many blue beads does Taylor have?

Show and tell how you know.

### More Challenging Version

Taylor has nineteen beads to make a bracelet.

Ten of the beads are red.

The rest of the beads are blue.

How many blue beads does Taylor have?

Show and tell how you know.

## Plan

#### Underlying Mathematical Concepts

#### Possible Problem-Solving Strategies

#### Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

A student may independently select a printed number line, five/ten frame, place value strips, number chart, ten frame, graph paper, etc. as they work on a task.

### Suggested materials

Engagement Image:

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