Same & Different: Butter & Bows

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A: A recipe calls for 1-fourth of a stick of butter. Devin has 3 whole sticks of butter. How many times can he make the recipe? 3 divided by one fourth. 3 sticks of butter, each divided into 4 equal parts. B: Delia has 1-fourth yard of ribbon. She wants to make 3 fancy hair bows for her friends. How much ribbon can she use for each one? 1-fourth divided by 3. A length of ribbon, divided into 3 equal parts.
  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 a scenario that involves a unit fraction and a whole number. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.