# Celery Sticks With Peanut Butter

Jane is making twelve large celery sticks with peanut butter on them for her friends. There are just enough large celery sticks for each friend to have one and one-half celery sticks with peanut butter. How many friends does Jane make large celery sticks with peanut butter for? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Accessible Version

Jane is making nine large celery sticks with peanut butter on them for her friends. There are just enough large celery sticks for each friend to have one and one-half celery sticks with peanut butter. How many friends does Jane make large celery sticks with peanut butter for? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Challenging Version

Jane is making fifteen large celery sticks with peanut butter on them for her friends. There are just enough large celery sticks for each friend to have two and one-half celery sticks with peanut butter. How many friends does Jane make large celery sticks with peanut butter for? Show all your mathematical thinking.

## Plan

#### Underlying Mathematical Concepts

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#### Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

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