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Justine brought 294 oranges to sell at thefarmers’ market. She placed 6 oranges ineach basket. How many baskets of oranges...
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Question by Trish (Hawaii)

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Question by Trish (Hawaii)

  1. 1. Justine brought 294 oranges to sell at thefarmers’ market. She placed 6 oranges ineach basket. How many baskets of orangesdid Justine have?Trish Donaldson (Voyager Public Chater School, Honolulu, HI) asked “We werewondering a supportive way to solve this model drawing problem. Weunderstand the conceptual model, but were wondering an effective way ofshowing the problem pictorially.” 6 6 6 6 6 Alternatively, pose a simpler problem.How many 6’s are there in 294? 294 What if Justine brought 12 oranges? 18 oranges? 24? 30?The alternate way does not require the Students may then generalize anduse of a model but helps students choose the correct operation to solvevisualize through a simpler situation. the original problem.

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