Grade 5

Write the following story on the board or read it aloud to students. If they need help getting started, you might ask, “What is the fewest number of chairs Jake arranged?”

Jake arranged some chairs into several rows of 8 chairs. When he was done, there were 3 chairs left.

- If he had 11 chairs, he would fill one row.
- Since it says rows, he probably has at least 19 chairs, which is 2 full rows and 3 extra chairs.
- He could have 83 chairs.
- You can just multiply any number (greater than 1) times 8 and add 3 to find a number of chairs that will work.

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