They are both right because you can start counting either with legos or balls.
Piggie is right because you should start with the big numbers first then you count the little ones.
I was going to say that Gerald was right to count the legos first because its the bigger number but now I agree with Jasmine. You can count the legos or balls first because it will have the same answer.
I LOVE your thinking on this Alexis!
Piggie is crect becuse whin you do a math problom you allwhs start whith the big nubmbr and cont on whith the little nubmbr.
Both Piggie and Gerald are correct because they did not go to the store to get more, so they have the same number of things.
Piggie is correct because the biggest number goes first and then the smallest.
Gerald is right because, someone has to count legos, and balls.
Piggie is rite. You always start with a bigger number.
Yes i ogre with you.
ivy you can start with any number
Gerald is right because you have to count with the bigger number first.
Piggie could also be right because you also add with the smaller number first.
i thing thay are both rite
Piggie and gerald wur rit because 5+2 and 2+5 both uv them make 7.
I love that you used equations to show your thinking!
They are both right because the answer will be the same. When adding the order doesn't matter because the answer will be the same but when you subtract the larger number goes first then the smaller one.
Great thinking Romey! You are absolutely correct!
Piggies' way would be easier because if you count by the biggest number first it's faster. That's how Mrs. Guerra taught us to count without having to use so many fingers.
It does not matter who counts first the answer will always be the same.
You are ALL mathematicians! The cool thing is that you are all correct! I can tell that you have learned that it is easier to start with the larger number and then count on. However, I love some of your background information about fact families and with addition you can start with either one!
Piggie and gerald are both right cause they willmhave the number.
This is a great way to voice your opinion about the things we are learning about at school!