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Lizards and Snakes
Sunshine State Standards
MA.3.A.4.1
Materials
About 30 cubes or other manipulatives per student
3 long pieces of yarn, tied together
Notes to the teacher
Students should understand that the cubes represent the animals in the problem.
Directions:
1. The lizards have a choice of what rings to enter.
How many lizards are in the rings? 
Write a note to your friend describing how you found out the total number of
lizards in the rings.
2. All snakes have a choice of what rings to enter. Snakes may have only one
or more than one color.

Shade the area where the snakes with black and red coloring would be in the ring.
Shade the area where the snakes with
black, red, and yellow coloring would be in the picture.
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