The World’s Coolest Mascot: yellow platypus

Northwood Academy 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 yellow platypus, but Terri has a better idea: how about a teal African elephant? Both mascots show up at the game…let’s see who revs up the crowd the most!

Wee Ones:

Bird mascots have floofy wings. Flap your arms like a bird 7 times and count your flaps out loud!

Little Kids:

The teal African elephant does 17 somersaults while the yellow platypus does 12 cartwheels. Who does more moves?

Bonus:

If teal African elephant 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?

Big Kids:

yellow platypus 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 platypus flip?

Bonus:

teal African elephant pulls out the secret weapon: the t-shirt cannon. If the African elephant 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 teal African elephant

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.

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