# Spiders - Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere ACTIVITY: Spider Number Stories

Objectives

Mathematics Story Boards
Materials
Laminated poster boards with stories; erasable color markers

In this part of the activity, give the story on the poster. The children finish the story and draw a picture of the story.

Five insects stood by a flower.
Oops! Two of them fell into a spider web.
Ex: How many did not get caught?
Number sentence: 5 - 2 = 3 or 3 + 2 = 5

Four beautiful butterflies were on a sunflower.
Two butterflies came to join them.
Number sentence: 6 - 2 = 4
Finish the story __________________________________________ .

1. There were 11 eggs in the egg sac. Now there are only nine left in the sac. How many eggs hatched? Draw a picture of the egg sac.
2. One frog weighed 23 grams. Now it weighs 14 grams. How much weight has it lost?
3. There are some frogs and toads together in a pond. Make up and draw a number story about the frogs and toads.
4. There are some yellow and some orange fish in an aquarium. Make up number stories about the fish.
Number Story Charts
Materials
At least three poster boards that have been laminated after the pictures and/or numbers are put on them; erasable color markers

Procedures
Small group activity.

The teacher places the laminated posters around the room where the students can write on them with the markers. Poster 1: Tell a story about these four butterflies. Poster 2: Draw a picture about the number seven.