Note this is a PowerPoint Presentation & Activity, all in one.
Double Bubble Car Wash: Intro. to Problem Solving through Depth and Complexity
Beginning of the year problem-solving activity designed to engage your students with mathematical reasoning and critical thinking.
Open-ended problem with no correct answer as long as students are able to prove their solution with mathematical evidence.
Four unique extensions of the original problem using depth and complexity icons.
Can be used with multiple grade levels depending on their multiplication readiness. Originally designed for gifted 5th grade students.
Solution: While it is likely not possible for a single-lane, single-franchise car wash to produce millions of satisfied customers each year, multiple-lane, multiple-franchise car washes could certainly support their claim.