**Student Instructions**

1. Click play to watch a video tutorial for this problem. Then go to the next page to view the CUBES strategy for solving word problems. 2. Tap 3. Page 1: Use the drawing tools and go through the CUBES strategy on the Cultural Festival Problem e.g. circle the key numbers, underline the question, box the maths action words. 4. Page 2: Solve the problem in as many ways as you can. Make sure to show your working out. Use the microphone to record yourself explaining your strategies for solving the problem. 5. Press to submit your work. The problem is: The cultural group were performing on stage. There were 30 members to fit on stage. They had to be arranged into 6 rows. Four of the rows had to have an even number of performers in them. Two of the rows had to have an odd number of performers in them. How many ways can you arrange the stage?

This is a open-ended word problem (with many possible solutions). Students can access this problem at many levels and solve it in a range of ways. It could be used as a collaborative problem solving activity in the classroom.