Thursday, September 01, 2005

We haven't done division yet!

A firm has 10,000 bottles of lemonade to be delivered to supermarkets in crates, each of which has 36 bottles. How many carets should be ordered?

"In one class someone immediately said, "That's divisions" and someone else said, "We haven't done division yet!" I think that a couple of years previously this situation would have been met with consternation and no-one would have known what to do. Not now. Each class immediately set to work, in groups of their own choosing."

From an article by David Fielker called The Lemonade Bottles Problem. Read the entire article here.


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