Always, sometimes, never true
Always, sometimes, never true encourages children to explore a mathematical statement and find specific evidence to prove its validity.
- Explore patterns, properties and relationships and propose a general statement involving numbers or shapes.
- Identify examples for which the statement is true or false.
- An activity for small group discussion
What to do
- Write the following statement on the board and ask children to think about it individually: ‘Multiplication makes a number bigger.’
- Now ask children in their groups to share their ideas about the statement to see if they agree or disagree.
- After a period of discussion ...