## Triangle Lie Detector

Here is a blank picture if you’d rather create your own prompt. Number talks with @MathBeforeBed ðŸ™‚ pic.twitter.com/y9dKYXS9E6 â€” Grade…

## Two Truths & One Lie

For example here is one statement: “I see MORE than 9 squares.” Is this a truth or a lie? Here…

## Familiar Face

Count the number of shapes. Count the number of shapes by colour. Count the number of green triangles that could…

## A shelf of books

Compare the books. How many small books are here? How many large books? How many do you have?

## Missing Squares

This is how one student counted the squares @MathBeforeBed @catholic_hill pic.twitter.com/fZZHmJAqSg — Kirsty Chamberland (@K_Chamberland) December 7, 2017

## We Remember

Thinking from young ones: Math Talk today- Counting poppies and seeing patterns @Breslau_Rm8 Thanks @MathBeforeBed for the picture pic.twitter.com/8shjV6K5j0 â€”…

## Pumpkin Explosion

\ \ Have your child estimate the number of bands it will hold. What is too high? What is too…

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## Many Squares

\ \ You can also sum the little squares by adding 1+3+5+7+9+11+13 ((yellow)+(blue)+(green)+(orange)+(red)+(dark blue)+(burgundy)). Since visually this forms a square…

## Different Sums

\ \ The purple squares can be represented by 1+2+3+4+5+6 and can be visually seen by finding half the area…

## Jars & Tops

\ \ Do you see any patterns? How many tops? How many jars?

## Lite-Brite Shapes

\ \ Download free printables to use in your Lite-Brite. You still have one right?\ \ \ \ or have…

## Longest Line?

\ \ Today’s prompt is inspired from Desmos. You can keep this conversation going over on their activity “Exploring Length…

## Wooden Logs

\ \ Estimate – How many wooded logs are BEHIND the blue rectangle? How did you estimate?

\ \ Encourage counting various types. How many cooked cookies? How many uncooked? How many rows? Columns? As always discuss…

## Block Tower

\ \ What could you and your child count in this picture? Predict how many more “turns” until it falls…

## Big & Little

\ \ What measurements will help you out? Volume? Length? How will you and your child compare? How many times…

## Complete the Square

\ \ How many little squares are there in total after completing the big square? What are other square numbers?…

## Triangle Cover

\ \ For a video version of this prompt check out the twitter feed here.

## More Squares

\ \ How did you create the red squares? Draw a diagram to show your thinking.

## Putting it on the Line

\ \ For more activities like this please check out clotheslinemath.com and Estimation180.com/clothesline

## Two Cubes

\ \ Extensions:How many more yellow squares do you need to add to the big cube to make the big…

## Take the Shorter Path

Thinking: First we learned about & physically did positional language(left, up,forward) then we connected it to coding(which we do a…

## Lego Width

\ \ Extension: How many Lego figures will fill the board?

## Lego Width

\ \ How many Lego Figures will reach the top of the board? What number is too high? What number…

## Purple Area or Blue Area?

\ \ Extensions: What fraction is blue/purple? How many more blue to fill the screen? Draw your own partially-filled grid.