This problem involves repeated addition or skip counting in twos. These strategies underpin multiplication.
Mother Cat is making mittens for her three cold kittens. It takes two balls of wool to make mittens for one kitten. How many balls of wool will Mother Cat need to make mittens for three little kittens?
If one ball of wool costs $2, how much money will the three sets of mittens cost to make?
Socks or any other garment that comes in pairs can be used.
Students will record their solutions in a variety of ways. Six balls of wool are needed.
Three sets of mittens cost $12. Students may use play money or other materials such as counters to model this.
Vary the number of kittens, balls of wool per set of mittens, and/or cost of each ball of wool.
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