Skateboard Wheels

Amber owns a skateboard shop. Amber wants to buy eight hundred forty-six skateboard wheels. Skateboard wheels sell in sets of two. A set of two skateboard wheels cost five dollars. How much money does Amber spend to buy eight hundred forty-six wheels? Amber puts four wheels on every skateboard. On how many skateboards can Amber put four wheels? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Accessible Version

Amber owns a skateboard shop. Amber wants to buy five hundred eighty skateboard wheels. Skateboard wheels sell in sets of two. A set of two skateboard wheels cost five dollars. How much money does Amber spend to buy five hundred eighty wheels? Amber puts four wheels on every skateboard. On how many skateboards can Amber put four wheels? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Challenging Version

Amber owns a skateboard shop. Amber wants to buy one thousand eight hundred forty-six skateboard wheels. Skateboard wheels sell in sets of two. A set of two skateboard wheels cost five dollars and seventy-five cents. How much money does Amber spend to buy one thousand eight hundred forty-six wheels? Amber puts four wheels on every skateboard. On how many skateboards can Amber put four wheels? Show all your mathematical thinking.

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Underlying Mathematical Concepts

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Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

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