The World’s Coolest Mascot: pink dog

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Jack and June Furr Elementary 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 pink dog, but Grace has a better idea: how about a black tiger? 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 black tiger does 17 somersaults while the pink dog does 12 cartwheels. Who does more moves? 

Bonus:

If black tiger 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:

pink 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? 

Bonus:

black tiger pulls out the secret weapon: the t-shirt cannon. If the tiger 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!)

Answers:
Wee Ones:

Count those wing flaps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!

Little Kids:

The black tiger

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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