If we are going to convince our students that math is usual in everyday experiences, then we need to show them everyday experiences and have them do math.
And a box of oranges like that is an everyday experience for me. In fact, that’s my kitchen in the picture. So, how many oranges will fit in that crate?
And for a real challenge, how many will fit into the dark brown basket beside it?
Remember, the power is in the explanation.