Gennia's Integer Story

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Mystery of the Missing Apples

One day Lara's mom told Lara not to eat the apples that were on the kitchen table because they were for her and her brothers lunch for school, Lara said yes.
That after noon Lara's mom went down stairs to the kitchen after having a nap and realized that there was 20 apples before she tock a nap and now there is 12. lets try and find out how much apples are missing useing integers
(+20)+ (-8)= 12

There is eight apples missing. Lara's mom asked Lara and her brother if they knew what had happend to the eight apples that were missing. Lara and her brother said that they had no idea. When Lara's mom went back down stairs to the kitchen after talking to Lara and her brother she found out that there was now only 6 apples left. Lets try and figure this problem out useing algebra tilles
=6

Lara’s mother was starting to get mad because she thinks that either Lara or her brother is lieing to her and she dosent like it when people lie. When Lara’s mother went down stairs for the third time she realized that there was now 13 apples on the kitchen table. How could this be possible asked Lara’s mom? Now lets see how much apples we have.

(+20) ­+ (-8) + (-6)
(-8 ) + (-6)= (-14)
(-14) + (+20) =13

That means that sombody or something walked into the kitchen and perposly put back 7 apples. Lara’s mom went to Lara and her brother and said that now there is 13 in the bowl when before there was 6. Lara pointed out that it couldent have been Lara or her brother who was doing that because when the mother had went up stairs to complain there was still six, but when she came down there was 13 and Lara and her brother had been up stairs the whole time with there mother. Lara , her mother and her brother now think that it is Lara’s dad who was takeing the apples because he is the only person left. When Lara’s mother went down stairs to talk to Lara’s dad she checked the apple bowl on the kitchen table and realized that there was now 20 apples in the bowl. How could this be asked Lara’s mom? Lets find out what the difference is now useing a number line.
Lara’s mom was happy that there was now 20 apples again, but she is still wondering why they went missing in the beginning. Lara’s mom came to a conclusion that it was a gohst, but then she realized that her therory was stupid. Lara’s mom went to the grocery stor to buy some more apples. When she came back there was only 2 apples left. Lets find out how many apples are missing using subtracting integers
(+20) – (-18)=
(+20) + (+18) = +2
There is 18 apples missing

Lara’s mom was mad when she found out that there was only 2 apples left. She asked Lara if she took any and Lara said no. She asked Lara’s brother if he had tacken any and he said no. Lara’s mothe went down stair and asked if Lara’s dad had tacken any and he said no. Lara’s mother was very confused about what is happening to the apples. Lara’s mom was getting verry confused about all of this apple thing so she went down stairs to take a nap on the couch. Before she went to the couch she went to the kitchen table to se if there was still 2 apples in the basket on the tabel. When she locked there was now 20 apples again. Lets find this out.
(+2) – (-18) =
(+2) + (+18) = +20

Lara’s mom was happy that there was 20 apples once again, so she went to take her nap. When Lara’s mom was taking her nap on the couch she thought she hered a noise come from the kitchen so she went to look. Lara’s mom saw Lara’s dad taking 4 apples from the basket. Lara’s mom said “hey what are you doing with tose apple”. Then Lara’s dad confessed that it was hime taking the apples all along. The End