At Paul’s 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 Lion, but Ms. Nguyen has a better idea: how about a Yellow Horse? 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 Yellow Horse does 17 somersaults while the Blue Lion does 12 cartwheels. Who does more moves?
If Yellow Horse 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 Lion 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 Lion flip?
Yellow Horse pulls out the secret weapon: the t-shirt cannon. If the Horse 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 Yellow Horse.
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.