Thursday, October 30, 2008
One day, a guy named Bob was walking through a pumpkin patch, when a giant pumpkin monster jumped up and roared at him. He had big teeth, long claws, and was glowing orange, the same color as his skin. Bob tried to run, but the monster picked him up in one giant hand. The monster brought him up to his face, and gnashed his teeth, and Bob screamed like a 5-year old girl. The monster told him, "Answer these three questions, and I will let you go, if you fail, I will devour you.". Here is the first, what is (-5) + (+6)? Bob knew how to use integer chips, so he took out some colored buttons and a marker from his pocket, and started to do the math on the monsters hand.
Bob quickly came to this conclusion, by using zero pairs. He proudly told the monster his answer, and the monster started yelling and cussing. He soon stopped, and began to laugh.
"I'll get you on the next one!", he said. Here it is: what is (+5) + (+8)? Hmm, thought bob, I'd better use integer chips for this one. 

He came to this conclusion by using the buttons as integer chips. He told the monster his answer, and this time the monster began to tear up the pumpkin patch in his rage and frustration, and almost trampled Bob. He did this for awhile, and then came back and sat down. "RRRRRR, alright, try this one, Mr. Smug.", said the monster, barely containing his anger. "What is (+100) + (+200) equal?!?" "MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!", he laughed at the blank, hopeless look on his face. Okay Bob, he thought, just think. That's it!, he thought , I'll use a number line!

"Hooray!", he yelled, "I've got it!". He thought it was simple, he just had to use a number line. "Oh, alright, I'll let you go." Bob started walking along home, rejoicing. It was way to easy, I'm gonna brag to all my frei- and then the monster ate him.


  1. jeff.k said...

    yay good story it think its a bit boring though but that only my opinion ^_^

    October 31, 2008 at 8:41 AM  

  2. Anonymous said...

    Thought your story was very well done and can't wait to see your next part.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

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