October 13, 2020

We people love pancakes. It turns out some tortoises do, too. They’re the round-shelled reptile stars of this video. While turtles live in water, their cousin the tortoise likes to eat grass, fruits and veggies. But when handed a stack of tiny little pancakes, these tortoises see that maybe life has yummier food choices. The big tortoise dives right in and munches away, but the little tortoise — who is shorter than his stack of pancakes — isn’t so sure. How would you feel if you were served a stack of pancakes that’s taller than you? Actually, you might dive right in, too.

Wee ones: What shape do you think these tiny tortoise pancakes are?

Little kids: If the big tortoise has 3 pancakes and the teeny tortoise has 3 of his own, how many do they have together?  Bonus: If the big guy eats all 3 pancakes and the little tortoise ends up eating 1, how many pancakes are left for you?

Big kids: If you can stack 10 people pancakes in a foot, how many pancakes would make a stack as tall as you? You can round your height to the nearest foot or half-foot for this one!  Bonus: If you’re handed a stack of 60 pancakes and are hungry enough for only 1/4 of them, how many do you eat?

The sky’s the limit: If a group of 4 big tortoises and 2 tiny tortoises eats 30 pancakes in total, and each big tortoise eats twice as many as each tiny tortoise, how much does each size tortoise eat?