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# Group Camping Trip

## INTRODUCTION

When a big group of kids or teenagers goes camping, it is important to organize the tents on the group campsite so that the supervisors can make sure that everyone is safe.

Imagine that a big group of teenagers is going camping at Grouse Campsite at Bow Valley Provincial Park in Alberta. 12 adult supervisors are also going on the camping trip and each will stay in his or her own tent. The teenagers will be in tents to fill the rest of the units of the campsite. You need to find out the best way to arrange the tents on the group campsite so that each supervisor’s tent sits at the end of a row of tents.

## THE PROCESS

1. Visit Alberta Parks Group Use Information and scroll down to find out how many units (tents) can be set up at Grouse Campsite in the Bow Valley Provincial Park. The unit number is the total number of tents that will be used on the camping trip.
2. If each of the 12 adult supervisors needs to be at the end of a row of tents, how many tents will be in each row?
3. Explain why you think your answer is correct.
4. What are the 5 other ways that the tents could have been arranged on the campsite, if the supervisors didn’t need to each be at the end of a row?

## RESOURCES

Website:

Alberta Parks Group Use Information

Materials:

pencil

grid paper

## ASSESSMENT

 Mathematical Processes Work meets standard of excellence Work meets standard of proficiency Work meets acceptable standard Work does not yet meet acceptable standard Reasoning • I often draw insightful and logical conclusions and recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions without prompting     • I comprehensively analyze situations and makes insightful generalizations • In many situations, I draw logical conclusions and recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions when prompted     • I completely analyze situations and makes logical generalizations • I sometimes draw simple, logical conclusions and sometimes recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions when prompted   • I superficially analyze situations and makes simple generalizations • I rarely draw conclusions from a mathematical situation and usually does not recognize inappropriately drawn conclusions       • I am unable to analyze situations and make generalizations Problem Solving • I choose efficient and effective strategies when applying knowledge of multiples and factors • I choose workable and reasonable strategies when applying knowledge of multiples and factors • I choose efficient and effective strategies when applying knowledge of multiples and factors • I choose inappropriate and/or unworkable strategies when applying knowledge of multiples and factors