Sunday, November 3, 2013

100 Chart Number Puzzles

We have been extending our thinking about number patterns and looking more closely at 100 charts.  They are a tool that we use often and it's important to think about how they are organized and get a feel for the number patterns.  We have been working with partners and 100 chart puzzles.  It is tricky to look at the numbers rather than just looking at the shapes of the pieces!  Some of us thought we were missing numbers and some of us thought we had 100 charts that weren't square-shaped.  But with some careful detective work and some re-arranging we realized we had all the pieces we needed to get the job done!   This might be a fun activity to try at home...

Mathematicians have to be persistent, flexible, and prepared to do
some "re-thinking"!

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