Kellogg’s has issued Froot Loops fruit snacks in the shape of digits. (Side note: Cheez-Its need to get on board with this! There have been Scrabble tile Cheez-Its for years. We want numbers, operations and relational symbols!)
Naturally I bought some.
Tabitha (8 years old) asked—as she does in these scenarios which occur with great frequency—Are you just buying that because it’s mathy?
Yes, sweetie. Yes I am.
But how to put them to use?
After many rejected ideas, here’s my favorite.
Here are the contents of one pack.
That’s 5, 2, 9, 1, 3, 2, 4, 3, 9. Their sum is 38.
I’m setting the over/under on the sum of the next pack at 41. Do you want the over or the under? Why?
Play along with your questions and answers in the comments.
I’ll open the pack on Wednesday, May 27.