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Minions on Hoilday

How many puzzle pieces are in the image above? How did you determine your answer? Curriculum Connection: Grade 1 Grade

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When?

Discussion Questions: On which day will the package arrive? How do you know? How many days will it take to

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I Spy…

Ask your students to look and share what they see. Potential discussion topics: How many shapes? How many of each

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Monopoly Deal

Play the Monopoly Deal card game (Affiliate Link). We’ve been playing this game non-stop since we got it! We have

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Sums of Money

How many different sums of money can be made with 1 dime, 2 nickels, and 1 quarter? What are those

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Mystery Bank

There are two mystery coins in the piggy bank. What could the coins be to make the total amount of

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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

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Familiar Face

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

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Fraction Fill

Can’t see the video? Click through to the post page After estimating when the area is exactly half covered by

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Lego Cars

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

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Missing Squares

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

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Really Big Lights

\ \ Keep the discussion going: See more resources over on\’a0http://mrorr-isageek.com/really-big-lights-a-math-problem/

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Splat

\ \ What could be the answers if there weren’t the same number of dots under each splat?\ \ Read

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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 —

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Fraction Circle

\ \ Fraction Circles provided by Brainingcamp: Access Brainingcamp’s virtual manipulatives and lessons

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