## Snowmen Buttons

**Why I like this problem: **It is easy and gives students a break from the more complex problems, yet it leaves room for interpretation due to it’s wording. When I was asked if all the buttons needed to be used up, I acknowledged: "it doesn't say...." Students are able to practice data organization, and explain their reasoning in various ways.

**Observations from class: **Students found this one too easy and some got bored when asked to find ALL the possibilities. Not sure that I will use it again for older students, but it would work well for younger grades.

**Follow-up questions I asked: **

1. How can you organize the data to make it systematic?

2. How can you ensure that you do not miss any configurations?

**Required skills / content: **Counting, organizing data.

**Links: **PDF / Google Doc

**Source: **Christian Courtemanche