Ice Cream Sundaes is geared towards third graders developing multiplication skills. This task asks students to find the total number of possible combinations of two separate entities. Students must construct an argument and are given space to provide work and space to explain thinking. This problem can open the class to conversations about methods to solve the problem because students can do the math (single digit multiplication), draw pictures, or create a diagram.

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