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## Prompts that Spark Discussion...

### 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.

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

### Split Piles

\ \ How many circles are in each pile? Ask you child, “Another little girl split them up differently. What

### Organized Coins

\ \ After discussing what each of you notice and wonder. Have your child add up each side. Which side

### Block Tower

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

### 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?

\ \ 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

### Overlapping Patterns

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

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

### Standing Tall

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

### Wondering Hippos

\ Alright parents. Create your own question to ask your child. \ Possible questions: If the green hippo eats some

### Missing Cherries

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

### Complete the Square

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

### Packs of Cherries

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

### Triangle Cover

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

### Circle Counting

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

### 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

### Money Order

\ \ How much money is on each side of the line? Which side is easier to count? How can

### Hippo Math

\ \ Possible discussion Questions: Who has eaten the most? Who has eaten the least? How many marbles are still

### Missing Eggs

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

### 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.

### Fraction Fill

\ Please visit the Twitter post to see the video: \ Time to yell! Yell out the word NOW when

### Balance the Mobile #2

\ \ See more at SolveME Mobiles