You’re super excited for dinner tonight: Fries is on the menu! But oh no: Fries comes topped with Ketchup. You don’t want to hurt the chef’s feelings, so you sneak every bit of Ketchup off the plate and launch it into the sky on a crispy hot air balloon. But Ketchup doesn’t fly far before a hungry seagull gobbles it up. Problem solved, dinner served!
Can you find 3 crispy objects near you? Which item is largest?
If you’re at a restaurant sharing 10 plates of Ketchup with a seagull, how many different ways could you and the seagull sort those plates into 2 piles?
If there are twice as many Ketchup-topped cupcakes as Fries-topped ones, and there are 7 Fries-topped ones, how many Ketchup-topped cupcakes are there?
You’re opening your own restaurant and order a big box of 72 onions! But 1/2 of the onions are crispy – that can’t be good. How many onions do you need to toss in the compost?
Oh no! The onion people also keep delivering 4 1/2 pound boxes of Ketchup every Wednesday this May. How many pounds does that add up to for the month?
Different for everyone!
There are 5 ways that you and the birds could split 10 plates into 2 piles: 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5.
14 Ketchup-topped cupcakes.
22 1/2 pounds, because there are 5 Wednesdays in May this year.