Before students begin work on the Triangles task, they have a whole group discussion about what does the task asking them to complete/do. Students share ideas on approaches and what might be confusing as they proceed.

# Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning

## James & Danielle

Two students share their methods for solving the Growing Dots task, one describing recursive thinking (x + 4) and the other presenting an explicit expression (x4 + 1).

## Breanna & Cody

After having worked individually to predict the number of faces for a line of 10 connected cubes, the class discusses their predictions attending to two particular student methods–one using repeated addition and the other using multiplication.