## Let's Go Shopping!

Have you ever taken a trip to Costco, the supermarket or even Target?

Have you ever bought a pack of items like pencils, notebooks, t-shirts or socks?

Did you ever try to determine the cost of each item in the pack?

That is division!

Today in class
we went shopping. The price for these spectacular classroom items was per pack.
Consequently, we did not know the cost of each individual item?

How can we figure our the price of each item in the pack?

First, we took the items out of the bags and spread them out across the tables.

Then, we divided the amount of money equally for each item.

In some cases we had to work around a challenge. Some items had to be paid for with a mix of $5 and $1 bills. We quickly realized that it is best to divide up the larger bills first.

Here is a real life example that illustrates how important division is.

Kimia is obsessed with the movie Frozen. When she went to Target with her brother, she was ecstatic to see a pack of Elsa themed notebooks that would be perfect for her goody bags.

Kimia found a pack of 4 glistening notebooks costing a total of $12. She quickly grabbed them from the shelf and pleased her brother to purchase them for her. Kiano curiously asked her how much each notebook would cost.

Can you help Kimia find the cost for each individual notebook?

**Write a story problem as a comment. Tell us where, when and what you were purchasing in a pack. How much did the entire pack cost? How many items were in each pack?**

**Ask a friend to solve your problem! Be sure to write expanded sentences using adjectives or even adverbs!**