Sarah and Ren have to feed the neighbors' birds while they're away! Will they have enough sunflower seeds? (The suspense… it's killin' me.)
This multi-step math story requires that students use pictures, equations, charts, or other innovative ways of thinking to solve the problems. Use this set of problems for your math journal assignment, in partner groups, drawn out on white boards, or in a larger group setting where students present their problem-solving methods to the rest of the class.
Tags: Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), fractions, problem solving, multiple operations, repeated addition, scoops problems