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Notice?

What do you notice? What do you wonder? What shapes do you see? What else do you see? How many

Two of a Kind

Why are those two the most alike? Which shapes would say are opposites? Why?

Clocks, Clocks, Clocks

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Trash Can Lie Detector

A blank one for you to create your own problems.

Triangle Lie Detector

Here is a blank picture if you’d rather create your own prompt. Number talks with @MathBeforeBed 🙂 pic.twitter.com/y9dKYXS9E6 — 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

Lego Cars

Do you see circles? How many? Do you see rectangles? How many? How many more

I See…..

I see a circle. What do you see? What shapes do you see? What symmetry do you see?

Missing Symmetry

Describe the missing part of this owl. Describe the symmetry. Draw the other part of this owl so that it

Holiday Sort

Showing Their Thinking: Getting into the Christmas spirit with @MathBeforeBed pic.twitter.com/UoR3e5xGdw — Ms. Anthony (@MsAnthony27) December 7, 2017

Really Big Lights

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Magic Rings

\ \ Imagine we taped to strips/rings of paper together and then cut down the middle of each. What would

3D Tic-Tac-Toe

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Lite-Brite Shapes

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

Same & Different

\ \ What shapes are similar? Congruent? Is there any symmetry?\ \ Design a new pattern that has some similarities

Wooden Logs

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

Battleship

\ \ Play a round of battleship. Discuss how you ask for hits and misses.

Symmetry in the Picture

Thinking: Exploring symmetry. #tmwyk pic.twitter.com/2rfzEi8sf4 — Mark Trushkowsky (@mtrushkowsky) December 17, 2017

Block Tower

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

Can you see the faces?

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

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

\ \ Try to guess your own number. After playing with numbers play with shapes.

What do you see?

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

Complete the Square

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