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Mission 2020 Daniel went rushing down the stairs, he ran by his mom in the kitchen, and ran right into the office where his dad was working. Out of breath he reached for the phone and dialed the phone number of his best friend Chris in 2 seconds flat. The phone rang, and rang, finally Daniel heard the click of someone answering. “Chris? Did you hear the news? Did you see the commercial? Can you believe this?” Daniel fired off questions, leaving no time for Chris to respond. “Wait, what? Are you talking about?” Chris asked with confusion in his voice. “There’s a new game, the best game ever, it sounds awesome. We have to have it!” Daniel exclaimed. “Sounds interesting,” Chris said, “but what is it about?” “That’s the thing! No one really knows! It’s called The Best Game Ever and the commercial was so rad.” “I’ve never met a game I don’t like. Should we do the usual and go half on it?” Chris said. “Thats the things, its super expensive. $200 bucks” Daniel replied somberly. The boys continued talking for an hour. They knew they needed to raise 180 dollars, and they knew they needed a good plan. After discussing the usual options: lemonade stands, chores, and yard work, they decided yard work was the best way for them to make money. They needed the money, so tomorrow they will meet to make posters and knock on doors. Chris came to Daniel’s house bright and early and they started making posters to advertise their yard work. “How much should we charge?” Chris asked. “Well we need to raise almost 200 dollars, so I think we should charge a lot. 50 dollars a yard, how does that sound?” Daniel responded. “That is way too much! We need it to be cheap enough that people will actually pay us. I say 20 dollars, no higher or lower.” Chris firmly said. And so it was decided. The boys made posters and then walked around their neighborhood hanging up signs and fliers. Since they live in the city they were careful to cross busy streets. After hanging up every last poster the boys walked back home. They wondered how long it would be until they got the first call and when they would meet their goal. It wasn’t long before the calls started coming in. The boys grabbed their tools, water bottles, and went running out the door to their first job. One job lead to another, and another, and by the end of the day the boys had done five. Five big, hard, sweaty jobs. “Okay maybe 20 dollars isn’t enough to charge for this,” Daniel grumbled, “How much did we make today anyways?” “We made 100 dollars, we are more than halfway to our goal. You can’t complain so much. Don’t you want to play the best game ever?” The boys continued walking home in silence. Daniel was exhausted and wondered how he could do more yard work tomorrow. The video game commercial replayed in his head reminding him that the blisters on his hands and sore feet were all worth it. They had to earn the rest of their money tomorrow to get the game on opening day. Daniel wondered if that were even possible. The next day Chris came over bright and early with a smile on his face. He had no doubt in his mind they would earn the rest of their money today and be playing The Best Game Ever by tomorrow night. Daniel was not feeling so optimistic. “This is never going to happen, it's 11:30 and no one has called. We had already done 2 jobs by this time yesterday. We are out of luck” Daniel complained. Just then the phone rang and they got their first job of the day. The boys went straight out the door and got to work. They had earned 120 dollars towards their goal. It was a hot day and both the boys left their first job of the day tired and sun burned. “I’m over this!” Daniel shouted. “What are you saying?” Chris asked, “give up?” “Yeah, I mean..this is just so hard and we are so far away. Is it worth it?” Daniel responded. “I think it is, I don’t want to give up. I want to play the Best Game Ever.” Chris said firmly. When they boys got home Daniels mom told them they had gotten two more calls for jobs this afternoon. Daniel felt hopeful again. He knew that after those two jobs they would only be 20 dollars or one job away from getting the game. He finally felt like they could get it, and maybe the yard work was worth it after all. The two jobs went quickly and the boys felt more optimistic than ever. When Daniel’s dad picked them up he asked if they would rather go to one more job than going straight home. They couldn't believe it. This was the last goal they needed to meet their goal, they were going to make it after all! “Take us to the job!” they both shouted in unison. The last job was the toughest yet, but the boys powered through. They knew it would all be worth it when they were playing The Best Game Ever. The boys both went home exhausted, ready to eat dinner and go to bed early. The next day was the day they had been looking forward to, the day they would get the game! Chris comes over bright and early and the boys convince Daniel’s mom to take them to the game store. She agrees, reluctantly, but says she can only drive them there because she has an appointment. They take the ride knowing it will be worth it to walk home after they have bought the game. The boys walk into the store and see a huge line, they aren't the only ones who have been looking forward to this game. After 20 boring, long minutes of waiting they make it to the counter. “One copy of The Best Game Ever.” Daniel said proudly as he pulled out the thick stack of money in his pocket. The man at the counter explained that they were not old enough to buy the game. You had to be in 5th grade or older and show proof, but Danial and Chris were only in 4th grade. The man said that he was surprised and had never seen such a thing himself, but that is what the rules said. After all the hours of yard work Chris and Daniel were not giving up. They asked the man what rules he was talking about. He said that when the game was scanned it said based on rule number 43 from the state of Arizona. The boys ran home, but not with the excitement of playing the game like they had hoped. All the parents were at work, so the boys had to do their own research. They went straight to Google and search the governor of Arizona. After 15 minutes of searching his website they found a phone number to call and called it right away. On the other line was the Secretary of the governor, she said that she would take down their message. To reassure them that there were no such a lost and that they shouldn't be worrying about this, but she would look into it. She promised she would talk to the right people and give them a call back by the end of the day. The next day she still hadn’t called, so the boys called her back. They were excited to reach her, but she said that there was no laws. She promised she had researched and that the boys might be mistaken. The boys called the game store and asked the manager. The manger scanned the game and told them it was true that they had to be in 5th grade. “What do we do now?” Chris asked, “This is the worst.” “I know,” Daniel said, “But remember all of our hard work, that can't be for nothing.“ The boys sat in silence for a few minutes. And then Daniel had an idea, why not call the video game company? It took them a few tries of calling the company before they were able to talk to someone. The person On the other line sounded like a goofy scientist, and he explains that he was actually one of the people in charge of making the game. When they asked him about the age limit and why fourth-graders couldn't play it he was very confused. They explained what had happened and how they had even called the governor's office to see how they could play the game but they hadn't had left. The scientist explains that at one point the video game company wanted to make that rule, but that it hadn't been approved. “That's a mistake!” the man on the other line exclaimed. He could not believe that nobody had caught that mistake before the games made it to stores, so as a reward to the boys he asked for their address and so he could send them each their own copy of the greatest game ever.
Subject: Basic Math
John's family sells jam from strawberries. They made 4,129 ounces of jam. They will use the jam to fill 6-ounce or 8-ounce jars. John's family will sell 6-ounce jars for $6 each or 8-ounce jars for $9 each. John says that if they only use the 6-ounce jars, they could make $4,134 because 4,129 / 6 = 688 R1. That rounds up to 689, and 689 multiplied by $6 is $4,134. Explain the error John made when finding the amount of money his family could make if they use only 6-ounce jars.
The mistake John made is with the remainder. He said that you could round up to 689 jars. That means that one jar would only have 1-ounce of jam and you couldn't sell it for $6. What John should have said is that they could make 688 jars with 1-ounce of jam leftover. That would mean that 688 x $6 = $4,128. John's family would make $4,128 instead of $4,134.
Why did the author choose the title the Ever-Changing Sky? Give two examples to support your answer.
The author titled the article “The Ever-Changing Sky” because the objects in the night sky do not stay in one position. The Earth rotates and revolves around the sun causing the view to change. According to the text, the moon revolves around the Earth which changes the way the moon looks to us on Earth. Another example is that we experience solar and lunar eclipses depending on the position of the Earth, moon, and sun. This shows that the night sky is always changing as the Earth rotates and revolves.
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