Same & Different: Speedy Skateboards

The Speedy Skateboard Shop sells skateboards. They also sell replacement wheels. What do you notice?

A: 8 sets of 4 skateboard wheels. 8 times 4 = question mark. B: 8 skateboards, each with 4 wheels. 32 divided by 4 = question mark.
  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 and story problem that is related. Explain how your story problem is the same as A and B, and how it is different.