Sir Crab Multiplier didn't know how to help her. He never allowed disorder in his home. He, too, collected things, but only in "neat" groups—groups all the same size. Take his pet fish, for example, that he acquired from tidal pools and keeps in 6 fishbowls. He put exactly the same number of fish in each fishbowl.

A. Mime Sir Crab putting 3 fish in each of 6 fishbowls.

B. Was Sir Crab "just" combining or combining "neatly" (by 2s, 3s, 4s, …) when he put the fish in the fishbowls?

C. How are Motley and Sir Crab alike? How are they different?

D. Using counters as fish …

(a) Show Sir Crab putting 3 fish in each of 6 fishbowls.

(b) Describe how Sir Crab put the fish in the fishbowls.

(c) Draw a picture of what you did with the counters.

(d) How many fish does Sir Crab have?

(e) Write the number sentence for all of Sir Crab's fish.

E. How many fish would Sir Crab have if he put …

(a) 2 fish in each of 8 fishbowls? Write the number sentence for all the fish.

(b) 5 fish in each of 9 fishbowls? Write the number sentence for all the fish.

(c) 10 fish in each of 10 fishbowls? Write the number sentence for all the fish.

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