Arielle's Integer Story

Friday, October 24, 2008
This is "THE UNTOLD JOURNEY OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SAVING GARY". It all began under the sea, in the city of Bikini Bottom, south of Conch Street, in a pineapple...the home of Spongebob Squarepants. Every morning, Spongebob would hear the horn and turn it off, took a shower, got dressed, made his and Gary's breakfast, would eat together, and went off to work. This day was different from all the others, when Spongebob made his and Gary's breakfast, Gary never came.
Gary still never came, Spongebob began to worry. He looked all around and over his pineapple home, still no sign of Gary.

As he got out of his house, h
e saw a big package right in front of his door with big bold letters that said, TOP SECRET. Spongebob had almost forgotten that Gary was missing and was very curious to see what was inside. He ripped open the flaps of the package and out popped a tape player. Spongebob pressed the play button to hear what was on the tape. It was Plankton!
Plankton said, "If you ever want to see that slimy, shell covered pet of yours, solve these questions or give me the Krabby Patty recipe! MUAHAHA ! Wait a second, I forgot to play the evil music. *Plankton plays evil music* MUAHAHA ! I HOPE YOU KNOW YOUR....MATH! HAHAHA!*tape ends*"
Spongebob really wanted to see Gary, but he didn't want to give Plankton the recipe, so he decided to solve the questions. Spongebob found a piece of paper that had one of the questions on it.
The piece of paper said, "(+16) + (-9) = ? Choose the clam with the right answer."

There were 3 clams, the first one said -7, the second one said +25, and the third one said +7. The question looked very familiar to him, he took a moment to think, and it finally came to him. Spongebob used a number line to get the answer. He got +7, so he chose the third shell, and he was right!
The clam opened up and said, "Go to the Chum Bucket and there you'll find the next question."

Spongebob did what the clam told him, he ran as fast he could to the Chum Bucket! He finally got there, he was panting like a dog as got inside.

After he caught his breath, he looked around to find that no one else was to be found. "Hello! Anybody in here?"

He said in a loud voice, and then he heard a voice, but it he's never heard it before. "Spongebob, is that you?"

"Yes, who are you and how do you know my name?"

"I'm Plankton's computer and Plankton told me a lot about you. Would you like to know the next question?"
"Of course I do, but where are you?" Spongebob asked looking around.

"I'm in the back room near the counter."
Spongebob went to the back room and was amazed to see such the large computer that spoke. "So what's the next question?"
The computer showed the question on its monitor, the question was (+11)+(-3)=? Spongebob looked at the question and thought about another way to solve the question, then it came back to him, integer chips! He took out the zero pairs and was left with +8. He typed in the answer and he was right. The computer said, "CORRECT! The next question is at the beach beside a sand castle."

Spongebob was too tired to run or walk, so he whistled for the seahorse. The seahorse brought him to the beach within the blink of an eye. Spongebob was having a hard time finding the sand castle since many fish were there and it was a hot sunny day. Spongebob finally spotted the sand castle, but there were young fish playing with it. So he thought of something to get rid of them.
Those fish ran in a hurry, pushing and shoving to leave the beach! He finally went to the sand castle and found a shellfish waiting for him.

"Why, hello there shellfish of Bikini Bottom!"
The shellfish didn't respond, but the shellfish wrote the question on the sand. The question was (+3)+(+2)=? Spongebob knew the answer right away, he wrote +5, and he was got the answer right!

After the shellfish led him to the juice bar. There he found another question on the counter and the shellfish had disappeared. The question was, (+10)+(-5)=? and it said to buy a drink. Spongebob remembered that he had $10 in his pocket, so reached into his pocket, and pulled $10 out. He also remembered another method for integer questions, using have and owe. Spongebob looked at the question and said to himself.
"Have 10 and owe 5=have 5!"

Then a large fish dressed in black had shot out from behind the counter and said, "You're close, very close to getting Gary back, but you must do as I say, and I am not Plankton nor do I work for him!"



"Please don't hurt me, I'll do anything, and I mean anything! I don't want to die! I WANT TO LIVE!" Spongebob cried.
"Alright, come down yellow one and give me your money! "
"Here take it, take it all! Who are you?" Spongebob asked in a shaky voice.
"I'm going to ask the questions around here and I cannot reveal my identity! Call me, boss for now." The large fish said in a big voice.
"Okay, whatever you say...'boss'."
"The first thing I want you to do for me is to answer this integer question. The question is, (-6) - (-6) = ? I want you to answer the question with these square objects."
"Umm, integer tiles...'boss'?"

"Yes, whatever...Answer the question!"
Spongebob thought about the question and found a solution. First, he rewrote the question as an addition question. After he arranged the positive and negative integer tiles, so that they were aligned with each other. There were zero pairs, so he removed them, and was left with zero.
"The answer is zero!"
"HAHA! That is wr.....right! You're smarter than I thought. The next question will be more challenging!" He laughed.
"Where is Gary?"
"I cannot answer that question. It is for you to find out."
Spongebob was very confused. He had to follow 'boss' around everywhere, as he was ordered to do. They went to the Krusty Krab.
"I work here, but I don't have work today. Mr. Krabs said I had a day off. Excuse me boss, but why are we here?"
"Uhh, no reason. Just here for some Mon...Mondays!"
"It's Wednesday boss."
"Of course it is, I knew that. Stop questioning me!"
"Sorry boss."
"He sounds strangely familiar, but who does he sound like?" Spongebob said to himself.
He thought about it as he went into the Krusty Krab.
"You stay right next that broken table in the far corner."
"Yes sir! I mean boss!"
"Alright lad....I mean Spongebob!"
"That's strange, that's exactly what Mr. Krabs calls me. What are the odds of that? Haha!" Spongebob laughed.
'Boss' went into Mr. Krabs' office and locked the door shut behind him. Spongebob waited for about 5 minutes or so and 'boss' came out of the office.
"What were you doing in there?"
"Nothing, nothing you need to know boy!"
"You really remind me of Mr. Krabs, but you two are nothing alike!"
"Me? Mr. Krabs? Get out of town!"
"Hmm, there's just something about you that .."
"Alright, alright! It's me, Mr. Krabs!" Mr. Krabs says as he takes off the costume.
*Spongebob gasps* "Mr. Krabs! Why would you such a thing?"
"I don't know, I wanted to help you get Gary back. I'm sorry lad!"
"It's okay! Now let's go find Gary!"

Spongebob and Mr. Krabs began a search for Plankton, since he was behind all of this. They asked many fish, eels, starfish, and other underwater creatures, not one had seen him. Spongebob and Mr. Krabs thought about the one place where Plankton would be.
"The Chum Bucket!" They both yelled.
As they got into the Chum Bucket, it was empty. There weren't any tables or chairs or anything, just doors.
"Spongebob and Mr. Krabs, we meet again! MUAHAHA!"
"Where are you and why did you take Gary?"
"I cannot tell you where I am and I took Gary because I knew you cared about him. Maybe, if you give the ... KRABBY PATTY RECIPE, I'll give him back."
"Never! Not in a million years!" Mr. Krabbs shouted.
"Come on Mr. Krabs, look at poor Gary! Just give him the recipe!" Spongebob pleaded.
"See this laser? It can blow up the Krusty Krab, with just one click!" Plankton said as he showed Spongebob and Mr. Krabs the laser.
"Alright, I'll give you the recipe! Just don't blow up the Krusty Krab! There is just one question you have to answer before you get the recipe from Krusty Krab and show us Gary."
"Okay, here he is! What is the question?" Plankton asked while setting down Gary on the floor.
"(+2) + (+5) - (-4) = ?"
Plankton grabbed a sheet of paper and a pencil. He began writing the question down and thought really hard. He finally came with a solution!
"Is it +3?" asked Plankton.
"You're ... actually right!" Mr. Krabs said.
"So what does this question have to do with the Krabby Patty recipe?"
"Uhh, nothing. Spongebob grab Gary and run!" Mr. Krabs yelled.



  1. peachy 8-41 said...

    AW! SPONGEBOB! You're so funny Arielle, with your evil laughs and what not! :P Haha, 'pinapple', its suppose to be pineapple. but that's okay! :) Good job, you elephant! ♥

    October 29, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

  2. MelaneeCuneapen 9-06 said...

    Sponge Bob is funny.. I think i like your story the mist.. because it is about sponge bob... ans i like your picture.

    October 31, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

  3. sutchaisana 8-41 said...

    Very well done Arielle! I liked your idea about using Spongebob. Your pictures looked like they took a lot of time. :)

    November 2, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

  4. sayyouknow 8-41 said...

    Peachy : Haha thanks, SOUR LEMON! ♥ ;P I fixed the 'pinapple' mistakes .
    Melanee : Thanks ! (:
    Sutchai : Thank you sutchai! (: My pictures took about 5 minutes each, maybe a little more. ;)

    November 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

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