Brrrr....It’s a cold day. What should I "come out" wearing today? I guess I have some choices to make.
 First, I need to see all of the possibilities.

 I have three hats and three pairs of gloves.
 How many different choices do I have? Type your prediction in the box. How did you figure that out? Type your answer in the box.

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 Let’s see... I can wear this pair of gloves with this hat. I can wear this pair of gloves with this hat. I can wear this pair of gloves with this hat. How many possibilities does that make?             2 3 6 9    |

 Or... I could also wear this pair of gloves with this hat, or this hat, or this hat. How many possibilities are here?   |

 I could also... wear this pair of gloves with this hat, or this hat, or this hat. How many possibilities are here?  |

 Each pair of gloves can be worn with three different hats. Here's a picture that shows how this works. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 How many different possibilities are there?             2 3 6 9 18 Is this number close to your prediction? yes no

 Each possibilitiy could also be called a possible outcome. There are nine possible outcomes shown on this chart. Explain what a possible outcome is in your own words.  |

 I have to make some other choices too. I have to wear boots and a scarf. I have two scarves. I have three pairs of boots. What is your prediction for how many different possibilities or possible outcomes I have?

 Remember,  a possible outcome is one way I could "come out" dressed.

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 How would you figure out the number of possibilities or possible outcomes I have? Type what you would do in your own words in the box.

 I want to hurry up and go outside to play, so click on the picture to see how I  figured it out.  |

 Here’s how I do it. I match up this scarf with each pair of boots.

 How many possibilities or possible outcomes does that make? |

 Then I match up this scarf with each pair of boots, like this... HINT: To find all of the possibilities, always match up different items.

 How many possibilities or possible outcomes are shown here?

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 Look at the pictures.   Each picture shows a possible outcome or different possibility. How many possibilities do I have in all?

 Did the number of possible outcomes or possibilities come close to your prediction? yes no |

 Out of all those possible outcomes or possibilities, I chose... my favorite hat and gloves and my favorite scarf and boots. Remember, another way to say possibilities is to say possible outcomes.

 Now that I'm dressed, I'm ready to go outside and play. |

 You can use pictures, rearrange them, and figure out the possibilities or possible outcomes, just like we did. As I was going outside, I remembered my favorite poem, Winter Clothes by Karla Kuskin. It goes like this... Under my hood, I have a hat. And under that my hair is flat. Under my coat, my sweater’s blue, my sweater’s red. I’m wearing two. My muffler muffles to my chin, around my neck and then tucks in. My gloves were knitted by my aunts. I’ve mittens too and pants and pants And boots and shoes with socks inside. The boots are rubber red and wide. And when I walk I must not fall, because I can’t get up at all.

 What are other possible outcomes for clothes to wear? Try to find some in this poem. |