# Walking Dogs

Joe has a dog-walking business. Joe needs to walk a total of forty-eight dogs. Joe only has thirty leashes. What are three ways Joe can walk the forty-eight dogs in equal size groups? Show all of your mathematical thinking.

Instructional

### More Accessible Version

Joe has a dog-walking business. Joe walks a total of twenty-four dogs. Joe only has ten leashes. What are two ways Joe can walk the twenty-four dogs in equal size groups? Show all of your mathematical thinking.

### More Challenging Version

Joe has a dog-walking business. Joe walks a total of sixty dogs. Joe only has eighteen leashes. What are four ways Joe can walk the sixty dogs in equal size groups? Show all of 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

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