Unit 6, Lesson 1# Use manipulatives to create equal groups

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students are given 12 counters, such as teddy bears, pebbles, or beans, and they are asked to put them into groups of 3, thereby creating 4 equal groups of 3 objects. Students then see that they can manipulate the same number of counters to make 3 equal groups of 4 objects. Finally, they are presented with unequal groups and challenged to make them equal.