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## Prompts that Spark Discussion...

### Boxed Fruit

How many? How do you know?

### I spy scary things…

I spy 11 spiders. I spy 1 pretzel How many hats can you find? I spy the calculator. I spy

### Pepper Colours

How many? What do you notice? What do you wonder?

### Kylo’s Missing Something.

How many? How do you know? How did you count?

### When?

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

### I Spy…

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

### Car Collection

How many? How many cars? How many of each colour? How can you sort them?

### MM’s

How many items can you count? Just count and count.

### Bank Robbers

How many piggy banks are missing from the middle? How do you know?

### Monopoly Deal

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

### Missing Eggs

If you’d prefer a prompt with only one correct answer try this one below.

### Sums of Money

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

### Mystery Bank

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

### Behind The Squares

What is the sum of the numbers covered by the grey squares? How do you know? What did you do?

### 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

### Lie Detector

And here is a blank picture if you’d rather develop you own Two Truths & One Lie

### Two Truths & One Lie

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

### Steps down

How do you see stack 4? 5? 6? Describe it.

### Familiar Face

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

### Fraction Fill

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

### The Doc is in

Draw each outfit set. How does it change for these outfits? How many different outfits now?

### Lego Cars

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

### A shelf of books

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

### Covered Sums

How many different ways can you determine the sum?

### Missing Squares

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

### Really Big Lights

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

### Splat

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

### 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 —

### Fraction Circle

\ \ Fraction Circles provided by Brainingcamp: Access Brainingcamp’s virtual manipulatives and lessons Interested in exploring fractions through problem based