The idea for this game was initially based on the book, How many? A counting book by Christopher Danielson. In this book, each page includes an interesting image and readers are simply asked the question: How many? No other information, like how many objects? Or how many eggs? is provided. This allows readers to make up their own mind as to what part of the image to count.
Materials: Picture Prompt
WALT: Identify quantities and explain our thinking
WILF: Accurate counts of quantities and clear explanation of thinking
- Students are shown a picture prompt
- Students identify quantities in the image and explain thinking
- For example, I see 13 triangles, or I see 5 yellow shapes
- These suggestions are then checked, and further suggestions are shared