Mr. R.’s World of Math

2 Tweeting Twins

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2 terrified twins, tweeted on twitter,
We’re trapped on the top of a tree!
two twin boys
Another 2 twins climbed quickly to help them,
Now there was one more than 3!
girl twins
2 twins at the bottom wanted to help,
And climbed to the tree-top so high,
twin boys holding hands
Now how many twins were stuck in the tree?
Hanging so close to the sky?
tree cartoon with stick figures at top
Then 2 older twins, saw the 6 twins,
Stuck in the branches like fruits,
And helped those twins down,
One at a time,
They led them right down to the roots!
How many twins were safe at the bottom,
What was the total amount?
6 twins from the top and a pair that had saved them,
Make 4 pairs of twins we should count…
Whenever I’m counting things like 2 twins,
What is the math that I use?
If things come in pairs like twins on a tree,
I’ll choose to use counting by 2’s…


If I count 9 pairs of twins on a tree, how many individual twins are there in total?

If there are 28 twins on a tree, and 4 pairs of them leave for lunch, how many individual twins are left in the tree?

If there are 36 individual twins in a tree, how many pairs of twins are there?



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