This story focuses on problem solving using the 3 multiplication facts and much, much more! Hope you enjoy and Good Luck!

Chapter 1:
1. 3 lemons plus 3 x 4 (or 12) lemons= 15 lemons
2.  If 3 lemons grow, and 1 falls off, there are 2 new lemons each day. After 33 days, there will be 66 lemons.
3. 170 pounds of lemons = \$566.10
you would get 90¢ change.

Chapter 2:
1. 3 X 7 = 21 times
2. 3,762 green hairs
3. (2 x 365) + 33 = 763 times

Chapter 3:
1.  9 X 3 = 27 fingers
2.  3 x 25 = 75.
75 – 5 = 70
Number thief had looked in my mirror 70 times.
3. Letter thief walked 17 miles and Number thief walked twice as many or 34 miles.

Chapter 4:
1. 3 x 11 = 33
2. 11 minutes = 3 numbers.
It takes thief 121 minutes to eat 33 numbers.
3.  The pattern adds 0, then 1, then 2, then 3 and so on. The next number in the pattern will be 22 (or add 6)

Chapter 5:
1. 3 X 8 = 24 octopus legs
2. The number = 20
3.  Thief’s number was 963

Chapter 6:
1. 12 months
2. 33 X 374 = 12,342 miles/hour
3.  The largest area will be when the shape is a square, so the sides will each be 6 feet long.

Chapter 7:
1.  6 X 3 = 18 months
2.  33 X 36 = 1,188.
1,188 + 100 = 1, 288
3. Round 4,212 to 4,000
Round 86,881 to 87,000

87 ÷ 4 = 21.75, which is about 22 times as large