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.

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.

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Underlying Mathematical Concepts

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Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

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