"I'll do laundry for my teacher, but not for my mom!"
"This is a great activity: it's like math, but it's fun to work together. It's kind of like playing a sport."
On each piece was a math equation or a number, and I asked each of the three groups to place them in order from least to greatest. Students worked well together for this activity, solving problems and putting the articles in order on the clotheslines strung about our classroom.