Math in Our World: Snakes & Ladders
Sasha drew this Snakes and Ladders game in his driveway. Rayne wants to make one, too. First Rayne measured their driveway. Then Rayne drew a sketch of their driveway to find out how many squares of the game board they could fit.
- What do you notice? What do you wonder?
- Use pictures, models, or numbers to describe this situation.
- What mathematical questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
- Create your own sketch of Rayne’s driveway. How many squares can you fit if all of the rows have 4 squares?
- What’s the size of each square in the driveway?
- Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
- Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!
Do you have a favorite game you could draw on your driveway, sidewalk, or outside at school? Check with your parents or teacher first. Then make a plan for your game. Draw the game with chalk and ask your friends to play.