Monday, June 18, 2018

Dice Chats

Another way to bring conversations alive in your classroom is with "Dice Chats"!!  These are similar to Dan Finkel's Unit Chats.

Simply show these images and ask your students "How many do you see?"

The students could:
  • Count the total dots
  • Number of dice
  • Number of colors
  • Number of dots on a certain dice
  • Number of dots on a certain part of the pattern

I would provide students white boards (or have them at non permanent table tops) and have them write down how they know.

After 2 or 3 minutes, simply start the conversations and reply to every answer "How do you know?".

Remember, during this time try to ask more questions than give answers.

Here is a slideshow showing different possible pictures.

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