With the second round of voting in the Tournament of Books completed, mathematicians in Room 123 went to work! They counted ballots and found the winners. Then they used a variety of math strategies to find the difference in the number of votes between the winning books and the also-rans.
This type of math problem–a comparison problem–can be challenging for young mathematicians. Grounding the problem in a real-life context supports their thinking as well as increasing their engagement.
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