# Sharing Jelly Beans

There are five hundred eighty-eight jelly beans in a bowl. Hector, Michael, and Jolene decide to share the jelly beans equally. How many jelly beans do Hector, Michael, and Jolene each get? Their mother tells them that they cannot eat all the jelly beans at once. They can each eat an equal amount of jelly beans for four days. How many jelly beans do Hector, Michael, and Jolene eat each day for four days? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Accessible Version

There are three hundred ninety-two jelly beans in a bowl. Hector and Michael decide to share the jelly beans equally. How many jelly beans do Hector and Michael each get? Their mother tells them that they cannot eat all the jelly beans at once. They can each eat an equal amount of jelly beans for four days. How many jelly beans do Hector and Michael eat each day for four days? Show all your mathematical thinking.

### More Challenging Version

Hector, Michael, and Jolene buy two packages of jelly beans. Each package is supposed to have three hundred jelly beans. After opening the bags, Hector discovers that one bag has two hundred eighty jelly beans and one bag has three hundred eight jelly beans. Hector, Michael, and Jolene decide to share the jelly beans equally. How many jelly beans do Hector, Michael, and Jolene each get? Their mother tells them that they cannot eat all the jelly beans at once. They can each eat an equal amount of jelly beans for four days. How many jelly beans do Hector, Michael, and Jolene eat each day for four days? 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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