Marshall Road has a new basketball team, and you want to be their mascot! What animal should the mascot be? You want to dress up as a Blue Dog, but Scout has a better idea: how about a Purple Cat? Both mascots show up at the game…let’s see who revs up the crowd the most!
Bird mascots have floofy wings. Flap your arms like a bird 7 times and count your flaps out loud!
The Purple Cat does 17 somersaults while the Blue Dog does 12 cartwheels. Who does more moves?
If Purple Cat does 7 pushups in the first timeout to pump up the crowd, and 14 in the second timeout, how many does the mascot do in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th timeouts to continue that plus-7 pattern?
Blue Dog 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 Dog flip?
Purple Cat pulls out the secret weapon: the t-shirt cannon. If the Cat 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!)
Count those wing flaps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!
The Purple Cat.
21, 28, 35, and 42 pushups.
320 feet of flipping.
1/16 of the crowd gets a t-shirt, because 384 divided by 24 equals 16.