Lesson 3 Questions and Stories About Shapes

    • Let’s ask questions about shapes.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Mai’s Shape

Mai used pattern blocks to make this shape.

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?

shape made with 6 rhombus and 3 triangle pattern blocks

Activity 1 Ask Math Questions About Shapes

Put together pattern blocks to make a shape.

Activity 2 Tell Math Stories About Shapes

Think of a story problem that you could tell your partner about your shape. Remember to think of a question to go at the end.

Activity 3 Introduce Pattern Blocks, Build and Draw

Choose a center.

Pattern Blocks

Center Activity. Pattern blocks.


Grab and Count

Center. Grab and Count.

Find the Pair

Center. Find the pair.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Mai built this shape.

large trapzoid made with 2 trapezoid and 6 triangle pattern blocks
  1. How many

    green triangle
    green triangle pattern block

    blocks did Mai use?

  2. How many

    red trapezoid
    red trapezoid pattern block

    blocks did Mai use?