Students build number sense through the creation of combinations of numbers. How many ways can three teams of rowers win the gold, silver, and bronze medals?
Extension sheets provide the chance for students to dive even deeper.
#1: What happens when a fourth team enters the race?
#2: More teams enter the race. Space is left to write in the number of teams racing. Excellent for differentiation.
Possibilities for the activities include:
- partner/group work
- acting out their exploration
- creating a chart of the class's findings for the extension
- discussion around ways students/partners/groups chose to organize their work