This product guides students through the process of discovering how many different ice cream cone combinations can be made with certain numbers of cone and flavor choices. Students are encouraged to brainstorm and find patterns in their learning that will help them solve related problems quickly.
This activity goes along well with lessons on making organized lists to solve problems. The Great and Mysterious Ice Cream Challenge is best used as either a stand-alone lesson on this skill or as a follow-up after formal instruction. It is also great multiplication practice!
You can print the pages to make a packet for every student or show the pages on your smartboard. Print in grayscale if you would like to save ink!