Rotate Tape Diagrams Vertically
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New York State Common Core Math Module 6, Grade 3, Lesson 2
Reisha plays in three basketball games. She scores 12 points in Game 1, 8 points in Game 2, and 16 points in
Game 3. Each basket that she made was worth 2 points. She uses tape diagrams with a unit size of 2 to represent the points she scored in each game.
How many total units of 2 will it take to represent the points she scored in all three games?
Lesson 2 Concept Development
Problem 1: Rotate tape diagrams to make vertical tape diagrams with units of 2.
Problem 2: Draw vertical tape diagrams with units of 4.
Lesson 2 Homework
1. Adi surveys third-graders to find out what their favorite fruits are. The results are in the table below.
Draw units of 2 to complete the tape diagrams to show the total votes for each fruit. The first one has
been done for you.
2. Explain how you can create a vertical tape diagram to show this data.
3. Complete the vertical tape diagrams below using the data from Problem 1.
c. What is a good title for the vertical tape diagrams?
d. Compare the number of units used in each vertical tape diagram. Why does the number of units
e. Write a multiplication number sentence to show the total number of votes for strawberry in the
vertical tape diagram in Problem 3(a).
f. Write a multiplication number sentence to show the total number of votes for strawberry in the
vertical tape diagram in Problem 3(b).
g. What changes in your multiplication number sentences in (e) and (f)? Why?
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