Problem 22: The sum of three consecutive whole numbers is 96. What are the three numbers?

Predict: I predict I will need to do addition and division in this sum.

Clarify: I have no words, sentences or phrases to clarify.

Find the Big Question: What are the three numbers?

Solve:

1.First I knew that 3,3 and 3 added up to 9.

3

3

3

2. Then I knew that 1,2 and 3 add up to 6.

31

32

33.

3. Then I double checked to see if it was right. Yes!

The answer is 31, 32 and 33.

Summary: The mathematicians toolbox strategy I used in this sum was use your prior knowledge.