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Read aloud the Headline Story to the class and encourage children to describe what the domino might look like.
Once children have described the domino, you might want to draw three blank dominoes on the board and ask children to complete them to make three different dominoes that have a total of seven dots each. Then encourage children to compare the dominoes.
I am holding a domino that has seven dots in all.
Possible student responses
- The domino could have 1 dot on one part and 6 dots on the other part.
- The domino could have 2 dots on one part and 5 dots on the other part.
- The domino could have 3 dots on one part and 4 dots on the other part.
Possible student responses:
- All of the dominoes have dots on both parts.
- None of the dominoes have the same number of dots on both parts.
- There are seven dots in all on each of these dominoes.
- As the number of dots on one part goes up, the number of dots on the other part goes down.
- There are no dominoes with seven dots on one side.