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.