Unit 1, Lesson 17# Understand the meaning of the equal sign by pairing equivalent expressions and constructing true number sentences.

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In this lesson, students use linking cubes to write expressions and to demonstrate that they are equivalent by using the equal sign. For example, they divide one group of 5 into 3 and 2, and another group of 5 into 4 and 1, and write the equation 3 + 2 = 4 + 1.