Same & Different: Division Decision

Look at the two scenarios. What do you notice?

A: Three hundred forty-two fifth graders are at the zoo for an end-of-year field trip. The cars on the zoo train have 12 seats each. How many cars are needed for all students to ride the train? B: A bookstore raised $342 to help local schools. They gave gift cards to 12 teachers. The money was shared equally. How much was each gift card worth?
  1. How are scenarios 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 division scenario. Explain how your scenario is the same as scenarios A and B, and how it is different.