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What Do You Notice?

How it works

Open-ended problem solving where students(and their parents!) get to think outside the box. Students are asked to write down and attach their mathematical observations about a thought provoking poster. As an added encouragement to participate, they can earn an extra guess at the Estimation Jar.

Real-world examples

Examples of What Do You Notice? posters from actual Family Math Night events.

Sample What do you notice? poster with snowflakes

Sample What do you notice? poster with quadrilaterals

Sample What do you notice? poster with rectangular prisms

Sample What do you notice? poster with 3D shapes

Sample What do you notice? poster with crayon boxes

Sample What do you notice? poster with colored bars

Sample What do you notice? poster with bikes and soccer balls

Sample What do you notice? poster with rectangular array patterns

Sample What do you notice? poster with rectangular arrays

Sample What do you notice? poster with number patterns

Sample What do you notice? poster with growing pyramids of circles

Sample What do you notice? poster with shape patterns

Sample What do you notice? poster using a venn diagram of dominoes

Sample What do you notice? poster with number patterns in venn diagram

Sample What do you notice? poster with a skyline pattern

Sample What do you notice? poster using a number line

Sample What do you notice? poster with number groups

Sample What do you notice? poster using a star pattern

Sample What do you notice? poster with X and Y column of numbers

Sample What do you notice? poster balancing 3-d shapes

Sample What do you notice? poster with numbered spokes

Sample What do you notice? poster using numeric relationships

Sample What do you notice? poster interesting shape

Sample What do you notice? poster using pattern block shapes

Sample What do you notice? poster with a number pyramid

Sample What do you notice? poster with number patterns

Sample What do you notice? poster with rectangular areas

Sample What do you notice? poster venn diagram of shapes

Sample What do you notice? poster with growing square shapes

Sample What do you notice? poster with connected lines

Sample What do you notice? poster with interesting pattern of black squares

Sample What do you notice? poster with a graph

Sample What do you notice? poster with number and grid line relationship