Date: Fri, 2 Dec 94 10:50:24 EST From: East Hill Math Kids Subject: word problem From: East Hill Math Kids Dear Dr. Math, Please help us solve this problem. Jacob earned two stickers for the mad minute. Laura earned two stickers for mad minute. Melissa earned two stickers also. How many stickers did they earn all together?
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 1994 13:31:15 -0500 (EST) From: "Michael W. S. Morton" Hello East Hill Math Kids! I'm one of the Math Doctors here to help ya out with your problem. Let's take a look at it. One way to think about this is using pictures. So, let's draw everyone's stickers, and see how many there are. Jacob: Laura: Melissa: () () () () () () 2 stickers 2 stickers 2 stickers Now, let's redraw ALL the stickers together and count them up! () () () () () () How many are there total?? I hope that helps! If you need further assistance, or don't quite understand, PLEASE mail us again!! -MORTON, doctor of sorts
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