The Bus Problem
We are going on a field trip tomorrow. The bus has 26 seats. 3 scholars can sit in each seat. How many scholars will fit on the bus?
We have 70 scholars in first grade. How many buses will we need?
First responses went something like... "We have 4 classes so we need 4 buses." and "We had 2 buses in kindergarten so let's just order 2 buses." And my favorite, "We need 70 buses, one for each kid."
After some discussion about the information in the problem scholars got to work using a variety of strategies.
These 3 teams used math tools to build 26 rows of 3 representing the seats on the bus. Then they put the pieces in groups of 10 for easier counting.
My scholars are so smart:)