Blast of Berries

Our fans Nate and Imogen S. asked us, how many raspberries and blueberries are harvested around the world in a year? Well, someone did figure out that there are 135 raspberries in a pound…and nearly 674,000 TONS of raspberries are grown around the world. Meanwhile, there are about 200 blueberries in a pound, and “only” 578,000 tons of blueberries grown, but that adds up to more blueberries than raspberries. Whichever one you like better, though, don’t try to carry them in your pocket…

Wee ones: Blueberries really are blue. Try to find 4 blue things in your room!

Little kids: If you eat a raspberry, then a blueberry, then another raspberry, then another blueberry, and keep going…what’s the 7th berry you eat?  Bonus: If instead you eat 2 raspberries, then a blueberry, then 2 raspberries and a blueberry to keep repeating, what’s the 10th berry?

Big kids: If you buy a pound of blueberries (200 total), how many do you each get if your family has 5 people who split them equally?  Bonus: How many *more* would each person get if only 4 people shared instead?




Wee ones: Items might include sneakers, socks, jeans, the carpet, Lego pieces, or books.

Little kids: A raspberry.  Bonus: A raspberry. The 9th will finish a whole set of 2 raspberries and a blueberry.

Big kids: You each get 40 berries.  Bonus: Each person would get 10 more berries, since each would now get 50.

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