One problem we did today was: Seven friends want to share 24 marbles, equally. How many marbles will each friend get?
We chose our 7 friends. A student started to hand out the marbles.
Friends holding marbles. How many will they get? Will it be equal? Will everyone be happy?
Passing out the last of the marbles.
What we discovered is that there aren't enough marbles for all seven friends to have the same amount. The first three in line had four and the last four friends had only three! We talked about if that was fair and what kind of face the last four kids would have? The first three were very happy faced! They had more. We discovered that to be fair, everyone would get the same, three, and that there would be a remainder of three. It just wouldn't be fair (or equal) to give some friends more and some friends less.
We might have future movie stars because these kids sure do like to act!
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