Video: Using Words to Compare Addition Expressions to Numbers up to 10

Scarlett is making soup for her friends for dinner. One pot has enough soup for 5 bowls and the other has enough for 3 bowls. Find the missing number. How many bowls of soup has she made? 5 + 3 = _. There will be 9 people eating dinner. Has she made enough soup?

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Scarlett is making soup for her friends for dinner. One pot has enough soup for five bowls and the other has enough for three bowls. Find the missing number. How many bowls of soup has she made? Five plus three equals what. There will be nine people eating dinner. Has she made enough soup? Is five plus three more than nine?

In this problem, we’re being asked to compare five plus three and nine. Is five plus three less than nine, equal to nine, or greater than nine? First, we need to add five and three. Here are five counters to represent the five bowls in the first pot. Let’s add three more. Five and three more makes eight. If five plus three is eight, then we can say that eight is less than nine. Five plus three is less than nine. Has Scarlett made enough soup? No, she hasn’t. Five plus three is eight. Five plus three is not more than nine. Five plus three is less than nine. No, Scarlett didn’t make enough soup. She needs one more bowl. Eight is one less than nine.

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