Look at Part A. You want to find the total number of ladybugs. Would you add or subtract to find the total number of ladybugs?
Add.
What addition sentence tells you how many ladybugs are on both leaves?
Two ladybugs fly away. How could you draw a picture to show this?
Answers vary; students may show 2 ladybugs flying away from 1 leaf, or 1 ladybug flying away from each leaf.
What subtraction sentence tells you how many ladybugs are left if 2 fly away?
Look at Part B. How could you solve this problem?
Possible solutions: draw a picture and count, write an addition sentence, and so forth.
Look at Part C. Draw a picture to solve the problem. How many ladybugs are small?
5 ladybugs are small;
Look at Part D. How many ways can you make 7?
4 ways;
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