**“Do we have to spend exactly $50?”**

**“Do people HAVE to use cups?”**

**“What if not everyone who is invited shows up?”**

**“What if the guests don’t like pizza?”**

**“Why can’t math be like this every day?”**

**“This was epic. I wish we could do the party for real.”**

I just love listening to the collaboration and math discourse as students work together…having problems with MANY solutions really gets to that deeper thinking that happens when they are really applying the math we have taught them! This problem is one of my open-ended challenges–there are currently 4 sets of these if you are interested!

Interested in a different post with more information about open ended challenges? Just CLICK HERE TO READ IT.

Remember, the more “real” we can make the math–the more engaged they will be. Write problems with your students’ names…or events in your community…or school happenings. I’ve tried to create problems that our students might encounter in THEIR real world…and they love them! Here’s the latest 3 sets…