Here is exactly the same sorting rule and four blocks already placed, using a table instead of a pair of loops. The labels in this figure « give » the sorting rule and would not be used in a Guess My Rule game (although they can certainly be used in a simple sorting activity). Without the labels, however, this shape makes it harder to see that the four boxes are not four completely independent regions. Therefore, before playing the game in this tabular form, children should have seen a board with labels (e.B. in the simple sort activity). In a Guess My Rule game, the « labels » would be empty, so the rule is not given, inviting children to think about what could be written on them later. Here`s an example of what the game would look like if played with shapes. In this case, my rule is that all shapes should have four sides: Step 4: Next, place three objects outside the circle that don`t match your rule. Why breastfeed? The teacher`s silence encourages students to concentrate visually (nothing to listen to!) and let them make their own discoveries. Students who immediately « see » the rule like to show that they know it. The students` silence – which shows that they know the rule without saying what the rule is – gives other students the opportunity to collect more data and possibly discover the rule before the rule is given.

Thus, Guess My Rule gives the teacher a good opportunity to reach students with different abilities. Place two cord loops on a large mat that overlap as shown here. Place a collection of attribute blocks (in this case, large and small squares and triangles of three colors) near the carpet, but outside. The « secret rule » this time is « small blocks in one loop, blue blocks in the other » (and all other blocks should be placed on the mat, but not in one of the loops. One by one, the teacher picks up a block and places it in the right place. After a few examples, ask students who want to place the remaining blocks. This game can be played or customized according to these rules. This involves your child starting to sort and classify objects and using the appropriate vocabulary to describe the attributes of different objects.

Once your child is familiar with the game, change it: ask them to create a rule. Now you have to guess what the rule is. This is usually a child`s favorite part! Step 2: Create a circle – you can draw it with sidewalk chalk, use a string to create the circle or lower a hula hoop. Finally, this circle contains all the objects that match the rule you defined. Step 3: To start the game, think of a rule that uses a specific property that your items have. Quietly and slowly, start putting the objects that follow your rule in the circle. I usually put about three objects in the circle. Then ask your child, « What`s my rule? » Let him answer, but don`t tell him if he`s right. One of my favorite games I play with my younger students is called « What`s My Rule? » In this entertaining sorting game, players sort and classify objects based on their properties and attributes.

This helps young learners understand the geometric properties of shapes and objects. Playing « What`s my rule? » allows your child to use mathematical vocabulary appropriately, for example. B by identifying a triangle as a three-sided shape – and not just by its color. A few rounds of play will expand your child`s view of sorting and classification, which translates when they start looking at larger numbers and develop their sense of numbers in older classes. Step 5: Now ask your child to take an object and place it inside or outside the circle so that it follows your rule. If you play with more than one child, it`s everyone`s turn. Suppose doubling is the « secret rule. » The teacher writes here two or three pairs of numbers such as the 7 > 14, 2 –> 4 and 5 –> 10 and only then the first number (e.B. 1 –> __). Guess My Rule games are games in which a person proposes a « rule » and gives examples, and players try to discover the rules from the examples. Step 7: Ask your child to explain what the rules of the game were. When the teacher leads, Guess My Rule games are particularly suitable for silent teaching technique. The teacher proposes a secret rule.

After tacitly giving a few examples that obey the rule (show the model), the teacher offers enthusiastic students the opportunity to show (not say) that they have « understood » the model by quietly doing more of what the teacher has done. If the student`s action was correct, the teacher nods (or simply invites another student); If the teacher is wrong, he will cancel the student`s answer (so that the class can see it first) to indicate that he is not following the rule. The game continues, so many students are involved. Then the teacher offers the marker to a student, in a silent request to complete the pair. If class prevails, other requirements may work backwards or be more difficult. Step 1: Collect about a dozen different items that you can use for the game, such as shells, stickers, Legos, leaves, balls, etc. Try to find objects that don`t look too similar and have about three or four different geometric properties. You can focus on one of the following attributes: size, color, shape, texture, or number of pages. Why are labels more important on the spreadsheet form than on the Venn form? Four square regions randomly arranged in a square table could, of course, be completely independent.

You can collect red, green, blue, and yellow objects (which would leave it blank in this example). Mathematical communication tends not to use tables in this arbitrary way, and so over time we expect tables to have the implication that rows and columns « mean something. » In this case, the top two boxes are « linked » in the sense that the two are intended to contain only small blocks, and the two boxes on the left are linked in the sense that they are intended to contain only blue blocks. But children could not – quite scientifically – make such assumptions without evidence. Step 6: Toggle the addition of objects until there are no more objects to sort. .