This elf problem was created based on the locker problem. Students must determine between four elves who was the nicest, 2nd nicest, 3rd nicest and naughtiest.
Depending on my class, I vary the level of assistance. Some students will be able to persevere in solving this problem and will only receive the initial problem. Other students will need some guidance in solving the problem. I have provided three additional pages to use if students need some problem solving guidance. A table is included to help students organize the presents placed into containers.
This problem uses the following Common Core Mathematical Practices:
Standard 1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Standard 4: Model with mathematics
Standard 6: Attend to precision
Standard 8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning