# Packages of Crayons

There are seventeen students in a class. Twice a year each student gets a new box of crayons. Boxes of crayons are packaged in groups of twelve. How many packages of twelve crayon boxes does the class need for a year? Show all your mathematical thinking.

Instructional

### More Accessible Version

There are seventeen students in a class. Every year each student gets a new box of crayons. Boxes of crayons are packaged in groups of twelve. How many packages of twelve crayon boxes does the class need for a year? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Challenging Version

There are seventeen students in a class. Twice a year each student gets a new box of crayons. Boxes of crayons are packaged in groups of twelve. How many packages of twelve crayon boxes does the class need for a year? Packages of twelve crayon boxes sell for \$8.98. How much do the crayons cost for the year? Show all your mathematical thinking.

## Plan

#### 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.

### Suggested materials

Engagement Image:

Teachers may project the image below to launch this task for their students, define nouns, promote discussion, access prior knowledge, and inspire engagement and problem solving.

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