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Strategy: Organized list
Instructional Time: 1 hour a day for 2 days
#3 MAKE AN ORGANIZED LIST LinChuan presses his face up against the glass tank at the tropical fish store. There are three types of fish for sale: a bright pink Gourami ($1.20), the nearly invisible Glass fish ($1.80), and the Neon Tetra ($.60) that has an electric blue band. LinChuan steps back and counts his money; he has $6.00. How many different combinations of colorful tropical fish can LinChaun buy with his $6.00?
#4 MAKE AN ORGANIZED LIST One evening the small, furry, peoplelike Weebles, Wobbles, and Widgets hurried about in their secret underground caverns. One particular Widget named Wally wandered off too far, and fell in a ravine. Weebles, Wobbles, and Widgets ran over and tried to think of a way to save poor Wally, but no one had a long enough rope. Then Wendell Wobble had an idea: If they formed a furry chain, holding on to each other, maybe they could reach down the 40 inches to Wally. The Weebles were 12 inches high, the Wobbles were 8 inches high, and the Widgets were 4 inches high. How many different combinations of the small creatures would reach 40 inches high?
#49 MAKE AN ORGANIZED LIST Lena is helping her father empty the coins from the commercial washing machines he services. Lena’s father lets her count the coins in the machine with the smallest amount of money. The washing machines take only 50cent pieces, quarters, and dimes. If Lena counts $2.00 in coins, how many different combinations of coins could Lena have counted?

