Math in Our World: Blanket Squares
Jasmine is crocheting a blanket for her baby brother. So far, she has completed 4 squares. She needs to make 24 squares to complete the blanket. She can choose how many squares go in each row and column.
- Show what’s happening. Use pictures, models, or numbers.
- What do you notice? What do you wonder?
- What math questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
- Try drawing an array (a rectangle showing rows and columns) to show what is happening.
- Choose how many blanket squares will go in each row and column.
- A column goes up and down. It is vertical.
- A row goes across. It is horizontal.
Create your own array story problem and share it with us!
- Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
- Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!