Sammy's Chipmunk and Squirrel Observations

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Here is a fun project. Sammy observes a chipmunk and a squirrel to see how many holes each needs in order to stash the same number of acorns.  Scholars could find the answer algebraically or create a table to analyze the problem in different ways. This problem could be used as a Common Core assessment question, an in-class activity, or as a homework problem.  

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Illustrates the type of question that would be on a Common Core assessment.
  • Allows for multiple ways to solve this problem
  • Show the relationship between equations and tables
  • Detailed description of possible solutions provided
Cons

  • Prior knowledge of how to solve equivalent equations is needed.
Common Core