Contextualization with Addition

Teacher Note: Use real world objects to represent these situations.

Consider…

3 apples and 2 oranges is the same as 2 apples, 2 oranges and 1 apple.

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Consider…

3 fruit and 2 fruit is the same as 5 fruit.

3 apples and 2 oranges is the same as 5 fruit.

How are these two statements similar? How are they different?