A child composes a 6-pointed star shape using pattern blocks in multiple ways.
Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.
Why is this important?
How satisfying to figure out a shape puzzle!
Shapes can be combined and separated (composed and decomposed) to make new shapes. More
Spatial relationships can be visualized and manipulated mentally. More
Common Core Alignment