math and science education



Giant Green Giraffe
(adding 10 + 10)

  A giant, goofy, green giraffe,
Had a ten-foot neck, don't laugh!
Liked to eat, chocolate chips,
Melt them on his purple lips...
Once he saw a chocolate pie,

Floating high up in the sky...
20-feet above the ground,
Floating as it made no sound!
Truly, really wanna' chew,
Chocolate pie with chocolate goo!
Gotta reach, but no can do,
Need that pie,
Thought it through...
Took all day,
Thought some more,
It was solved,
Brain was sore!
10-foot neck, stretched out 10 feet,
This was not an easy feat!
10 + 10,
Gave him 20,
Hurt his neck,
Wasn't funny...
But that pie,
Chocolate pie,
He got to eat...

10 + 10 = 20

Math Challenges
If you have 2 dimes, how many cents do you have?
If a giraffe's neck is 20 feet long, but it shrinks 5 feet, how long will the giraffe's neck be?
If the pie in the poem had been floating 25-feet in the air, how far would the giraffe have had to stretch his 10-foot neck?

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