Bedtime Math

                                                       BEDTIME MATH!
Let’s face it: our pets want to be like us. They want to eat our food, sleep on our beds — and play our games. Some guy trained his cat to play Jenga, where you pull wooden blocks from a stack without making it fall. The cat is pretty good at it. While her owner loosens the blocks, the cat carefully bats them out of the stack. Then those blocks get placed on top so the game can keep going with a taller and taller tower. How tall can she go without crashing?

 

Wee ones: What shape are those blocks? Can you find 1 shape in your room that looks like that?

 

Little kids: If the guy takes the 1st turn, then the cat goes next, then the guy to repeat…who takes the 7th turn?  LKBonus: Who takes the 18th turn?

 

Big kids: If a 12-layer stack has 3 blocks in each layer, and they remove the center block from each layer and stack them in new 3-block layers on top, how many new layers do they add?

 

 

BKBonus: If then the top half of the blocks in this re stacked tower (*not* half the layers!) come crashing down, how many layers are left standing? (Hint if needed: How many blocks does this tower have?)

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