Through my prep work for Family Math night at my younger son’s school I ran across a fun little activity that had been used in a prior year – Fold and Punch:
Today I did the activity with 4th grader before he went off to school. The full write up is here:
The really great part of this little morning activity came at the end when he was working on the last challenge – three dots:
It might not be obvious from the picture, but it appears that he’s got too many folds in the paper to solve this puzzle correctly. He started by folding the paper in half down the diagonal so the “punch” is going to produce more than three dots.
He had a clever solution to that problem – half a punch:
It was fun to see him thinking outside of boundaries of the problem!