Digit Dog and Calculating Cat have arranged their bugs in 4 rows of 4.
What do you notice?
How many ways can you finish the sentence?
I notice that……….
Is Calculating Cat correct? Or has she made a mistake? Convince me. Explain your thinking.
What can you say about:
- the rows?
- the columns?
- the number of bugs?
- patterns in the numbers on the bugs’ backs?
- diagonal patterns?
- odd ones out?
- totals of spots?
- their eyes?
- anything else?
Digit Dog is also asking What do you wonder?
Look at the bugs and finish the sentence – I wonder…………..
How many ways can you finish the sentence? You might say things like:
I wonder what the total of each row is……
I wonder which row has the lowest total……..
I wonder if I can arrnage the bugs in order………
Collect the I wonder statements to use as challenges and activities.