Grade Level(s): 6
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This problem can be solved using simple arithmetical reasoning but is also naturally represented by a simple equation. In order for this task to fulfill its instructional promise, students are first asked to solve the problem themselves in any way they see fit. They could then explain their solution strategy to a partner, giving everyone a chance to articulate their reasoning.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): FSU Lab School
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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