Math in Our World: Two Tall Towers
Rita and Ebony used blocks to build some towers. They made the towers as tall as they could.
They used a bead string to measure the height of each tower.
- What do you notice? What do you wonder?
- Show or tell what you know about the heights of the towers. Use pictures, numbers, or math words.
- What math questions can you ask about the block towers? Answer all the questions you can!
- Think about how many beads tall each tower is.
- The colors of the beads can help you count.
- There are 10 white beads, then 10 red beads, then 10 white beads, and so on.
- You might compare the heights of the towers. Which tower is taller? How do you know? How many beads taller is it?
- Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
- Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!
Find some blocks or other small objects and have a tower building contest with a friend or family member. Write a story problem about your towers and share it with us!