Planting Seeds

Luke is planting seeds in pots. Luke has eighty-four seeds. Luke wants to have the same number of seeds in each pot. Luke does not want to plant more than fourteen seeds in each pot. Luke only has twenty-five pots. What are three ways Luke can plant the same number of seeds in each pot? Show all your mathematical thinking.

Instructional

More Accessible Version

Luke is planting seeds in pots. Luke has 60 seeds. Luke wants to have the same number of seeds in each pot. Luke does not want to plant more than 10 seeds in each pot. Luke only has 18 pots. What are two ways Luke can plant the same number of seeds in each pot? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Challenging Version

Luke is planting seeds in pots. Luke has eighty-four seeds. Luke wants to have the same number of seeds in each pot. Luke does not want to plant more than ten seeds in each pot. Luke only has thirty pots. What are all of the ways Luke can plant the same number of seeds in each pot? 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.

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