# Comparing Numbers- Open Middle Problem

Directions: Using the numbers 1 to 9, each only once, fill in the blanks to make the inequality statements true.  The middle number of each inequality has to be odd.

the symbol < means “is less than”

EDIT: Thanks to Graham @gfletchy for talking this out with me- if symbols seem inappropriate for K, use the following:

___ is more than ___ but less than ___

___ is more than ___ but less than ___

___ is more than ___ but less than ___

# Checker Combinations- Open Middle Problem

Robert has 10 checkers.  Checker colors are either red or black.  How many red checkers and how many black checkers could Robert have?

What to you notice?

Is there a pattern?

# Drawing and Naming Shapes by Sides- Open Middle Problem

Draw and name a shape that has the following characteristics:

• Has 3 sides
• Has 4 sides
• Has 5 sides
• Has 6 sides
• Has no sides

# Caterpillar Counting- Open Middle Problems

Directions: Fill in the missing numbers, then make spots on each body segment that represents the number above it.