Our class is blogging buddies with the students at
Melville Intermediate in New Zealand. They taught our class the
Recently they asked for some help with a math problem.
Although school is out in the Northern Hemisphere, Mrs. Yollis tried to help them out by making a video.
8 men and 2 boys need to cross a river. They have a canoe which cannot carry more than 1 man or 2 boys at one time. How many river crossing does it take to get everyone across?
What do you think of the solution?
Can you think of a way to solve it using algebra?