Math B4 Bed: Making an Unknown #

What do you notice?
  • B4 Bed Thoughts: *Let everyone see the image. Discuss: “What do you notice?”
  • Next: Ask: What do you not know?”
  • Next: Discuss which patterns are visible in the slide above. Ask: What would be a solution for the upside down card on the left of the slide?
  • Materials: pass out paper and pencils or have them use the back of their learning journals for math thoughts). *Remind them to use a new page, add today’s date, and a title for the learning image. *Encourage the younger family members to draw what they think the answer might be.
  • Show us…put your reasoning to the test: Allow 5-10 minutes for them to work the problem. Ask each member to share what they believe an equation and solution might be. Review what an active listener looks like.
  • Finally: Invite them to get a deck of cards to solve the “Making 11” problem. They can use addition, subtraction, or a combination of both.
  • Extension: Invite them to deal 4 cards to each family member, then ask them to make ?unknown number.

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