We just love that someone made this suit for his pet guinea pig, Lucky. Armor is metal clothing that long-ago soldiers called knights used to wear while sword-fighting. But because metal is stiff and heavy, it was made into tiny chain links that can bend. That’s why it’s called “chain mail” armor. Who knows why Lucky needed chain mail, but his owner finally sold the suit online for more than $1,000!
Wee ones: If your guinea pig weighs 2 pounds and that little suit of armor weighs 3 pounds, which one weighs less?
Little kids: If you and Lucky suit up for battle, how many legs do you have together? Bonus: If you need to link together 60 loops to make the armor, what numbers do you say to count them off in 10s?
Big kids: If your Under Armour underwear costs $100, how many pairs could you buy instead of the $1,000 guinea-pig armor? Bonus: If you wear real metal armor that weighs 1/2 of what you weigh, and you and the armor weigh 75 pounds, what do you weigh?
Wee ones: The guinea pig weighs less.
Little kids: 6 legs. Bonus: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.
Big kids: 10 pairs. Bonus: You weigh 50, and the suit weighs 25. You’re the same as 2 suits, so the 75 pounds is like 3 suits.