Same & Different: Foxes & Raccoons

Look at the two pictures of foxes and raccoons. What do you notice?

A. has 2 foxes and 1 raccoon in the top row and 3 raccoons in the bottom row. B. has 3 raccoons in the top row and 3 foxes in the bottom row.
  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 another combination of 6. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.