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## Prompts that Spark Discussion...

### Missing Triangles

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

### 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

### 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

### Standing Tall

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

### Missing Cherries

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

### What do you see?

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

### 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.

### Which One Doesn’t Belong?

\ \ Which one doesn’t belong? Be ready to say why your choice doesn’t fit with the rest. Try to

### 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

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

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

### Missing Eggs

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

### Balance the Mobile #2

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### Missing Cats

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

### Missing Faces

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