Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage students to make an organized list to keep track of all the combinations and to think of creative ways to solve the problem.
I have 3 different shirts, orange, striped, and blue. I have 4 different skirts, orange, striped, checkered, and polka dotted. Of all the possible shirt-skirt outfits I can make, how many have an orange shirt? How many have stripes? How many total outfits can I make?