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Prompts that Spark Discussion...

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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Notice?

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

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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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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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Many Squares

\ \ You can also sum the little squares by adding 1+3+5+7+9+11+13 ((yellow)+(blue)+(green)+(orange)+(red)+(dark blue)+(burgundy)). Since visually this forms a square

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Different Sums

\ \ The purple squares can be represented by 1+2+3+4+5+6 and can be visually seen by finding half the area

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Wondering Hippos

\ \ Answer together all the wondering questions your child has.\ \ Possible Questions to push the talk further:\ \

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Cookie Counter

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

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Block Tower

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

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Canada 150

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

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Wondering Hippos

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

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Missing Cherries

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

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Circle Counting

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

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Hippo Math

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

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