Math B4 Bed: I Spy

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 them to play “I Spy…”:
  • “How many shapes?; How many of each color?; What is the perimeter?; What fractions can you see?” I spy: shapes = 16 triangles; 5 trapezoids; 1 diamond. I spy the value 10 for the big shape when the red shape value 2. I spy the fraction values as: red=value=2; blue=value=2/3; green=value=1/3.
  • 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: What if the red shape value is worth 1?” I spy: the value 5 for the big shape when the red shape value 1.
  • Finally: Ask each member to share what they believe the solution might be. Review what an active listener looks like.
*Permission was given for use of photo during 2020 Make Math Moments Summit by John Orr and Kyle Pearce

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