Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mrs. Yollis Solves Room 8's Math Problem!

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?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis',

    #What a good post sorry I have to go buuuut fantastic post

    Ashleigh (from 2KM)

    :) ★

  2. Hi Everyone I am Mrs Patterson th teacher in the Room next door to Room 8 at Melville Intermediate. I enjoyed looking at your blog and getting some ideas. Room 7 are new to blogging but look forward to checking out your blog.


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