# Grandfather's Wallet

Gianna, Zack, Ryan, and Jane are helping Grandfather do chores. Grandfather says Gianna, Zack, Ryan, and Jane can equally share the money that is in his wallet for helping with the chores. Grandfather has forty-nine dollars in his wallet. Gianna says they can’t have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Jane says they can have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Who is correct? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Accessible Version

Gianna and Zack are helping Grandfather do chores. Grandfather says Gianna and Zack can equally share the money that is in his wallet for helping with the chores. Grandfather has forty-nine dollars in his wallet. Gianna says they can’t have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Zack says they can have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Who is correct? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Challenging Version

Gianna, Zack, Ryan, and Jane are helping Grandfather do chores. Grandfather says Gianna, Zack, Ryan, and Jane can equally share the money that is in his wallet for helping with the chores. Grandfather has forty-nine dollars in his wallet. Gianna says they can’t have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Jane says they can have an equal amount of Grandfather’s money. Who is correct? Zack decides that there are too many chores for the four of them to do. Zack asks the two children across the street to help them. How much of the money in Grandfather’s wallet will each of the children get now? Show all your mathematical thinking.

## Plan

#### Underlying Mathematical Concepts

#### Possible Problem-Solving Strategies

#### Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

A student may independently select a printed number line, number chart, ten frames, graph paper, etc. as they work on a task.

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Engagement Image:

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