Grade 5

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to create problems that can be solved using information from the story.

(Teacher Note: You might want to ask students to record in a table the total number of people and the number of people in each line).

An amusement park ride had a huge line that had to be divided into 2 smaller lines. The same number of people ended up in each line. Since these lines were still too long, the ride operators cut off each line and had to ask 29 people in each line to come back another time.

- If there were 1,000 people, there would be 500 in each line.
- If 29 people in each of these lines had to leave, then there were only 471 people in each line, and 942 people waiting for the ride.

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