• ### Resource 5: problem solving scenario – instructions

This resource is for Years 3-4, Topic 2 – Fairness and equity, activity titled Distributing resources – group problem-solving.

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#### Instructions

This problem-solving task is to be completed by a group of 5 students.

1. You have been given a character card that tells you how much money you have been allocated.

2. Each character must buy their own:

• pencil
• eraser.

• one pen
• one ruler.

#### Rules

Each character:

• must finish with \$2 of their own money
• can contribute to buying items for the group
• cannot give other characters money.

#### How to succeed

As a group, work out how the money will be used so that each character has a pencil and eraser and \$2 left, and each group has a note pad, pen and ruler.

#### Cost of items

Each character needs

Item

Cost

1 pencil

\$1

1 eraser

\$1

Each group needs

Item

Cost

\$2

1 pen

\$4

1 ruler

\$6

#### Spending

How much did each character spend:

• Kiandra
• Darwin
• Callington
• Diamantina
• Indigo