Same & Different: Crayon Cohorts

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A. shows 2 rows of crayons in packages. Each package has 3 crayons. Each row has 4 packages. B. shows 2 rows of crayons in boxes. Each box has 6 crayons. The top row has 3 boxes and the bottom row has 1 box.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that shows groups of objects. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.