Friday, July 10, 2009

Fun and Games with Jenners Wacky Word Problems


Fun loving Jenners, over at Life With a Little One and More, knows how to come up with some original games for all of us to play. Today's "Fun and Games with Jenners" is all about wacky word problems. Jenners asks that we create "word problems that are as ridiculous, detailed, impossible, stupid, and dramatic as possible, in other words, the math does not matter."

I'm happy that this is all about writing and not about math. Numbers and I don't tend to get along. If you want to join in the fun, click on the image above and add your own wacky word problem. Here are two that I came up with while all the wee and not so wee ones were sleeping this morning at 7:30 a.m. Do you have your pencils ready?

Paris Hilton has 82 stilettos in her 4,294 foot closet. She also sent 65,329 text messages to her publicist in June. If she wears only red stilettos to movie premieres, how many times does Paris look at the camera and say, "That's Hot"?

32 tired, cranky 3 year olds enter a McDonald's in Syracuse. 10 whine that they want McNuggets, 3 demand cheese burgers with 2 1/2 pickles, 7 want to know why they can't get a Whopper, 5 need to go potty and 7 dropped their fries on the floor. How many 3 year olds put ketchup in their pockets?

Hop over to Jenners' blog to see her funny word problems!

8 comments:

Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!!! Hey thanks a lot for sharing this info :)

Heather said...

Haha... great job! Those are priceless!

Joanne said...

Okay, there's definitely some trick to these answers, but they're beyond my thinking as I rush out to a hairdresser appointment! It'll probably come to me as she's trimming off 2 inches, my aha moment!

Jenners said...

These are so funny!! And totally frightening -- I don't know which is worse -- Paris Hilton or the toddlers at McDonalds! And I believe the answers are:

1. 1,434,245,332,234
2. All of them

Thanks for playing. These were great!

Sabrina said...

That's super fun...great idea :)

T Rex Mom said...

This was great! I love both of your word problems - I am still laughing from the Paris Hilton one!

ladyfi said...

These were very very funny! I'm sure all the cranky kids went home even more cranky after stuffing their pockets full of french fries and ice cream...

Caitlin said...

Love it! Very creative!