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# Snail problem-5min

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Fostering Algebraic Thinking in Five Minutes a Day!

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### Snail problem-5min

1. 1. Day 15-minutes
2. 2. The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole 5 feet in length. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)
3. 3. Day 25 minutes
4. 4. The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole 7 feet in length. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole? What if the pole was 25 feet in length? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)
5. 5. Day 35-minutes
6. 6. The Crawling Snail (Driscoll, 1999) A snail crawled up a pole. The snail went up 4 feet during the daytime and slid backwards 3 feet each night. How many daytime trips would the snail take to get to the top of the pole if the pole was m feet tall? (Note: Once the snail gets to the top, it stays there.)