There are 10 Easter baskets lined up in a row. The Easter bunny puts 1 egg in the first one, 2 in the second, 3 in the third, 4 in the fourth. The bunny continues to fill all of the baskets like this. How many eggs were used to fill

# Articles from April 2017

## Easter Math

I was not planning on writing a post on Easter Sunday, but some real-life math occurred while preparing for dinner. I am sharing here what I posted on my Math Motivator Facebook page. My ham is 5.49 kilograms. The instructions say to cook it 12-15 minutes per pound or

## Easter Egg Tasks

When engaging students in problem solving and I hope you are doing so often, it is important to think about the types of tasks you give them. Which of the following two will give you the most information about your students? Example 1: (closed) Nathan finds 6 pink eggs, 1

## Proportional Reasoning – Time For Turkey

Recently I was in a Grade 6 classroom and the teacher gave this problem to her students to solve. Ms H is planning on cooking a turkey. She read online that it takes 20 minutes to cook 500 grams of turkey. The turkey weighs 9.75 kilograms. About how long will

## Connecting Division to the Set Model of Fractions

Some of you who were involved in the EQAO Primary Assessment last year may remember this question. There are 24 students in Mrs. Lowe’s class. She divides the class into 4 equal groups. Make a drawing to show the 24 students divided into 4 equal groups. One of these groups