# Looking for Pigs

Angela has 7 pigs. Angela sees 3 pigs by the fence. Angela sees 2 pigs by the barn door. Angela sees 1 pig in the mud puddle. Does Angela see all her pigs? Show and tell how you know.

### More Accessible Version

Angela has 5 pigs. Angela sees 1 pig by the fence. Angela sees 2 pigs by the barn door. Angela sees 1 pig in the mud puddle. Does Angela see all her pigs? Show and tell how you know.

### More Challenging Version

Angela has 10 pigs. Angela sees 3 pigs by the fence. Angela sees 5 pigs by the barn door. Angela sees 1 pig in the mud puddle. Does Angela see all her pigs? If she does not, how many pigs does she have left to find? 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, 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.