You’re super excited for dinner tonight: pizza is on the menu! But oh no: pizza comes topped with prunes. You don’t want to hurt the chef’s feelings, so you sneak every bit of prunes off the plate and launch it into the sky on a purple hot air balloon. But prunes doesn’t fly far before a hungry seagull gobbles it up. Problem solved, dinner served!

Can you find 3 purple objects near you? Which item is largest?

If you’re at a restaurant sharing 10 plates of prunes with a seagull, how many different ways could you and the seagull sort those plates into 2 piles?

If there are twice as many prunes-topped cupcakes as pizza-topped ones, and there are 7 pizza-topped ones, how many prunes-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 purple – 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 prunes 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 prunes-topped cupcakes.

36 onions.

22 1/2 pounds, because there are 5 Wednesdays in May this year.