A “slam dunk” in basketball is when a player leaps up to the hoop and jams the ball through the rim. Molly the guinea pig just dunked 4 times in 30 seconds to set a world record! She grabs a 2-inch wide ball with her mouth, then dunks on a hoop that’s only a few inches above the ground (check it out here). The record is still a new height for guinea pigs!

*Wee ones:* Can you jump 4 times? Count out loud as you jump!

*Little kids: *If each dunk scores 2 points, how many points did Molly score with 4 dunks? Try counting up by 2s! *Bonus:* If a human-size basketball is 7 inches wider than Molly’s 2-inch wide basketball, how wide is a human basketball?

*Big kids: *Would dunking 1 time every 10 seconds break this record? *Bonus:* In basketball you can score 2-point and 3-point baskets. If a team has 12 points, all from 2 or 3-point baskets, how many different ways could they have scored those 12 points? (Don’t worry about the order, just how many types of baskets!)

Answers:

*Wee ones:* Count your jumps: 1, 2, 3, 4!

*Little kids:* 8 points: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2. *Bonus:* 9 inches wide.

*Big kids:* No, that would only make 3 dunks in 30 seconds! *Bonus:* There are 3 ways: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3; 3 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 2; 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2.