If you could choose a new mascot for your school - or even your whole city, town, state, or country – what animal would you choose? You could choose to be a grizzly bear, or a falcon, or a force of nature. If you just want to hang out, you could be a maple leaf. But that probably won’t get the crowd too pumped. And what if you could be the mascot? You don’t have to just imagine it - click here to be the star of this story and “add-lib” this Bedtime Math!
Wee Ones: Bird mascots have floofy wings. Flap your arms like a bird 7 times and count your flaps out loud!
Little Kids: If a hot-pink gorilla does 17 somersaults while a polka-dotted zebra does 12 cartwheels, who does more moves?
Bonus: If the hot-pink gorilla does 7 pushups in the first timeout to pump up the crowd, and 14 in the second timeout, how many push-ups does the gorilla do in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th timeouts to continue that plus-7 pattern?
Big Kids: The polka-dotted zebra isn’t going to be outdone – they do front flips the whole way around the rectangular field, which is 100 feet long and 60 feet wide. How far does the zebra flip?
Bonus: The hot-pink gorilla pulls out the secret weapon: the t-shirt cannon. If the gorilla launches 24 t-shirts into the crowd of 384 people, what fraction of the crowd gets a t-shirt? (Assume no crowd member caught more than 1 t-shirt!)
Wee Ones: Count those wing flaps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!
Little Kids: The hot-pink gorilla.
Bonus: 21, 28, 35, and 42 pushups.
Big Kids: 320 feet of flipping.
Bonus: 1/16 of the crowd gets a t-shirt, because 384 divided by 24 equals 16.