Question: You save $3 on Monday. Each day after that you save twice as much as you saved the day before. If this pattern continues, how much would you save on Friday?
Strategy:
1) UNDERSTAND:
You need to know that you save $3 on Monday. Then you need to know that you always save twice as much as you find the day before.
2) PLAN:
How can you solve the problem?
You can make a table like the one below. List the amount of money you save each day. Remember to double the number each day.
Day

Amount of Money Saved

Monday

$3

Tuesday

$6

Wednesday

$12

Thursday

$24

Friday

$48

You save $48 on Friday