# Logic and Early Math Lesson - Represent Problems Using Number Sentences, Addition Story Problems (#'s 1-5), Preschool

In the lesson "Represent Problems Using Number Sentences" designed for preschool students, learners will embark on an engaging journey into the world of basic addition, specifically focusing on story problems with numbers 1 through 5. This lesson falls under the unit "Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5," a foundational block for developing early mathematical skills.

Students will engage with activities such as the "Add up the Dollars Worksheet," "Add up the Pennies Worksheet," and "Represent Addition Problems using Number Sentences." Through these hands-on tasks, they will learn to visually and numerically represent basic addition problems, transforming everyday scenarios into simple number sentences. For example, combining groups of pennies or dollars to find a total amount provides a tangible context for abstract concepts.

Understanding how to formulate and solve addition problems using number sentences is crucial. It not only lays the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts but also enhances problem-solving skills. Students will begin to see mathematics as a part of their daily lives, from counting toys to adding up snacks. This early exposure encourages logical thinking and a positive attitude towards learning mathematics, setting the stage for future academic success in this essential subject.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Addition Story Problems (#'s 1-5)
Unit: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Within 5
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• ### Activity 1 / Add up the Dollars Worksheet

Money is an essential part of living. We need money to buy all of the things we love, and also the things we need. The best way to get your students to learn what you teach them is by giving them exercises with lots of color and familiar items, just like this simple worksheet. In the picture, your students will see two little kids and some money. The aim here is to use their fingers to add the money beside the kids, and then check the box above the correct answer.