Grade

5

# Mobile Math: 14 & 20

Look at the mobile below. What do you notice? What do you wonder? What do you know?

What is one set of possible values for the shapes?

- If a circle has a value of 2, and the whole mobile is still 14, what would the value of the other shapes be? How do you know?
- If the hexagon has a value of 1 ½, and the whole mobile is still 14, what would the value of the other shapes be? How do you know?

What are other possible values for the set of shapes if the total value is still 14? What patterns or rules do you notice?

If the total value of the mobile was 20 instead of 14, what is one possible set of values for the shapes?

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