Grade K

Display the image pictured in the sidebar, *Checkerboard*, to children. If children need help coming up with some of the ideas suggested in the sample responses, pose questions such as, “How many blue squares are there? How many green squares are there? or “Are there more blue squares than green squares?” or “What patterns do you see?

- This is a pattern of blue squares and green squares. It looks like a checkerboard.
- There are 12 green squares and 13 blue squares.
- There is one more blue square than green.
- Each row goes blue, green, blue, green, blue or green, blue, green, blue, green.
- The columns follow the same patterns.
- In each corner is a blue square.

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