Red and Blue Tiles

This Red and Blue Tiles assessment also includes:

Here, second graders are tasked to find the patterns that have an even number of tiles. They are asked to think about why these patterns are even or odd and explain how they know.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide red and blue colored pencils or crayons for learners to color; or have learners use the letters R and B for marking tiles
  • If using as a practice exercise, read the word problems and have blue and red tiles for partners to manipulate the patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Can be used as a bridge for introducing multiplication to third graders
  • Ensure pupils know that blue and red tiles can not be split in half 
Pros

  • Comes with commentary to help lead instruction and guide purpose for the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core