These tasks are designed to address multi-step problem solving and operations with fractions. I specifically wrote the problems to address TEKS 7.3B and problems similar to ones seen on previous state tests.
There are seven tasks designed for groups of 4.
Each task starts with 4 cards to designate the 4-people involved and the amounts each person "has" in the problem. I like the problem "cut up" this way because it requires students to share what they have with their group members. In addition, the group will not know if they are correct unless their answers all add up to 100% of the total amount given.
These tasks allow for differentiation because the percentages in each problem vary in difficulty. Consider using these several times and having the tasks rotate to different groups. This makes it possible for students to work up to the more challenging percentages. I suggest copying each set on a different color to keep track of which "color" the groups have done.
There is a recording sheet with additional questions provided. Each group no matter their task can use the same sheet.
I included a visual scaffold for each task. I have found that if groups are struggling to begin or visualize the fractional amounts in the problem, these visuals help them get started. I allow students to draw on these or cut them up. The same idea can be done by giving students manipulative to use for sorting into the different amounts.
A key is provided for all seven tasks with the answers to the task and the additional questions.