During Thanksgiving break I went with my family to Istanbul, Turkey. My family travelled together with two other families. We had made a group of 10 people.
On the last day we all had 60 Turkish liras left for food. Our problem was how we would feed 6 kids with 60 Turkish liras.
At first all the kids wanted individual chicken nuggets with 6 pieces that cost 11 liras and french fries that were 12 lira. If everyone bought themselves chicken nuggets and fries it would cost 66 Turkish lira because 6 times 11 is equal to 66 and if they bought french fries it would cost 72 lira because 12 times 6 is equal to 72. So if we bought individual nuggets and fries it would cost altogether (66+72) 138 liras.
Then we thought about it and found a solution. It would be better if we all split the chicken nuggets evenly so we bought 3 boxes of chicken nuggets with 18 pieces in all. Everyone ate 3 pieces. We also had money left over so we bought and split two boxes of French fries. Our meal was delicious!
Great job, Marilina! Ordering food really gives some great math problems!
Does anyone else have a real life math problem to share?
Some people are very good at sports. I have been playing volleyball for 4 years and I’m improving every year. I’m on Palini’s volleyball team which is a big deal for me. It’s where the experts go. I’m thrilled. When I’m playing volleyball, I’m in the zone. I have no stress. I feel free; nothing bothers me just hitting the ball so it could go over the net. Also, my goal is to win and see smiling faces. Last year I won the bronze medal (third place) in the big game. I was very proud of myself.
Do you have a sport you are good?
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Hello, I’m Marilina. I am a student in Mrs. Kynigou’s awesome 5th grade class.
Once again my friend Raneem and I are starting up an old club called Turtle Club where we talk about helping turtles and also have a great time. We visit the Archelon Center (the turtle hospital) in Glyfada and take care of turtles. There you can give money to rescue a turtle by adopting it, but it stays at the hospital until it gets better to return back into the water. You also name your adopted turtle. At the end you take home a wonderful picture of your turtle in order to remember this fantastic rescue center and your efforts made to save it.
The first Turtle Club meeting will take place on December 4th at 12:40 pm in Ms. Rovoli’s classroom in the Elementary School. The meetings will be twice a month.
Come and sign up for the Turtle Club. Don’t you want to be the proud person that will save a turtle’s life?
Add a comment if you want to be in Turtle club. If you were in Turtle Club in the past, write and tell us about your experiences!
Turtle Club Rocks!