Block Tower

Block Tower

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

Famous Patterns

Famous Patterns

\ \ After you discuss the patterning you see here let you child know that this triangular array is called…

Can you see the faces?

Can you see the faces?

\ \ Ask your child how they counted the faces? Then ask them to count them a different way.\ \…

Canada 150

Canada 150

\ \ Kyle Pearce has shared a math challenge for each day in June to prepare for today, Canada’s 150…

Overlapping Patterns

Overlapping Patterns

\ \ What number will they overlap on? How do you know? Draw two new patterns that overlap on the…

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

What pattern could you create by having your friends stand on numbers?\ \  

Missing Cherries

Missing Cherries

\ \ How many cherries should be in the 7th pile if the pattern continues? Create another pattern that starts…

What do you see?

What do you see?

\ \ How many triangles would fill the centre of the completed picture?

Packs of Cherries

Packs of Cherries

\ \ How can you count them differently? If you ate one of the groups, how many would be left?

Triangle Cover

Triangle Cover

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

Circle Counting

Circle Counting

\ \ After your child counts the dots say “another child counted them in a different way. How might he/she…

A pattern around Nine

A pattern around Nine

\ \ Describe a pattern that increases by a lot and one that increases by a little. Describe a pattern…

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

\ \ Describe the pattern. Make two more patterns with missing terms. One easy and one hard.

Missing Eggs

Missing Eggs

\ \ How man eggs do you see? How many empty spaces? How did you count them?

Missing Cats

Missing Cats

\ \ Create your own pattern. Create an easy pattern. Create a hard pattern.

Missing Faces

Missing Faces

\ \ How many edges or vertices should be in stack 3?

Missing Numbers

Missing Numbers

\ \ Inspired by Steve Wyborney. See more about this style of prompt here

Faces & Cubes

Faces & Cubes

How many edges? How many vertices? How did you count them?