# [Numeracy 441] Re: New Ideas

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Sherwood, Laura LSherwood at CLCILLINOIS.EDU
Fri Jul 30 14:46:02 EDT 2010

Kate -

Ok, so what's the punch line?

Laura

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From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Kate Nonesuch
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 11:43 AM
To: chip.burkitt at orderingchaos.com; The Math and Numeracy Discussion
List
Subject: RE: [Numeracy 438] Re: New Ideas

Chip, you reminded me of the old joke from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues:
"If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how
long will it take a monkey with a wooden leg to kick the seeds out of a
dill pickle?"

Kate Nonesuch

Victoria, BC

kate.nonesuch at viu.ca

(250) 381-1824

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From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Chip Burkitt
Sent: Fri 7/30/2010 4:32 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 438] Re: New Ideas

Five geese lay 55 eggs in 5555 days. One-fifth as many geese will lay
one-fifth as many eggs in the same amount of time. Therefore, one goose
will lay 11 eggs in 5555 days. On average, the goose lays an egg every
(5555 / 11) = 505 days. This type of problem is confusing because it
contains two rates: eggs per day, and eggs per goose. It is reminiscent
of the old puzzler that goes: "If a chicken and a half lays an egg and a
half in a day and a half, how many eggs will 30 chickens lay in 30
days?" The key to solving such problems is to keep the rates separate.
This one is also slightly different because we are actually interested
in how many days it takes to get one egg rather than how many eggs per
day.

On 7/29/2010 1:29 PM, Istas, Brooke wrote:

Good Job Chip!!! 505 is the answer. Will you walk us through how you
solve this?? Of course there are many ways to do this...but if you
would explain your method to the group that would be great!!!

-Brooke

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From: Chip Burkitt [mailto:chip.burkitt at orderingchaos.com]
Sent: Thu 7/29/2010 12:52 PM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: Re: [Numeracy 432] Re: New Ideas

Sorry, not 20 but 505.

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From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Nance Munderloh
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:42 AM
To: The Math and Numeracy Discussion List
Subject: [Numeracy 430] Re: New Ideas

Hey Brooke,

Married life is making you bold! I appreciate the discussions, and,
although I am not a regular contributor, I have gained new insights
from peers and implemented many suggestions into professional
development for staff and "beefed up" curriculum and lesson plans
locally. Looking forward to another year of peer discussion.

Nance Munderloh

From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Istas, Brooke
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:36 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 429] New Ideas

Good Day Everyone!

I realize that Summer has kept many of you from participating in Math
and Numeracy Discussion. Like many of you, finding time to do all we
need to do in a day can be challenging at times. But, I believe this
list can help us to improve professionally as administrators,
researchers, instructors, and students, we just need to find a few
moments to share our expertise with each other. Is that not why you
originally signed up to participate on this list?

Therefore, changes are going to be in the works to improve the
participation on this list. If you have a topic that you would like to
discuss, something you found to be interesting that you would like to
share, or an issue that you have run into that relates to Math and
Numeracy then post it to the list. The goal is to see this list as a
learning community, after all, there is a WEALTH of expertise and
knowledge found here but we must be willing to participate.

With that, here is a math challenge that was posted on Twitter:

"5 geese in a gaggle produce 55 eggs in 5555 days. What is the avg. # of
days it takes a single goose to lay an egg?"

Have a great day and let's talk!

Brooke Istas

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