It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like French fries. Who doesn’t want to munch on a hot, crispy, salty stick of potato? But not all fries are equal: there’s always a best – or biggest – French fry out there. The longest fry in the world was a curly fry that stretched 34 inches! That should be enough for dinner.

*Wee ones:* If you slice through a potato and look at the flat side you cut, what shape do you see?

*Little kids:* If you eat 3 fries with ketchup and 6 without, how many fries do you eat? *Bonus:* If you dip your 2^{nd} French fry in ketchup, then your 5^{th}, then your 8^{th}…which one do you dip next?

*Big kids:* How much taller than that 34-inch French fry are you? *Bonus:* You can cut about 25 fries from 1 potato. How many potatoes do you need to make 100 fries?

*The sky’s the limit:* If 8 potatoes make 200 fries, and 12 potatoes make 300 fries, and 20 potatoes make 500 fries…what’s the pattern, and how many fries do 44 potatoes make?

__Answers:__

*Wee ones:* An oval, or possibly a circle.

*Little kids:* 9 fries. *Bonus:* Your 11^{th} fry.

*Big kids: *Different for everyone…find out your height in inches, then subtract 34. *Bonus:* 4 potatoes.

*The sky’s the limit:* 1,100 fries. You take the number of potatoes, divide by 4 and tack on 2 zeros. Why? Because multiplying by 25 is like multiplying by 100 and then taking 1/4, since 25 is 1/4 of 100.