Math 5: Moving Day

Olive is almost done planning out her tax office, but can she afford it? Little Blue Riding Hood is known for her secretive extra fees and underhanded business dealings.

5th GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

00:29

Whoops.

00:30

As she rubs Icy hot on her hamstring and sews her pants, she realizes she’s got another

00:34

problem...

00:35

She hasn't paid for any of the furniture she's having delivered. [Olive looking concerned at not paying for her furniture]

00:38

Olive has been trying to get control of her life and be more prepared.

00:41

So she decides to calculate the total cost of furniture, plus moving expenses, to be

00:45

sure she has enough money to cover it all when the movers arrive. [Olive making notes of the cost of furniture and moving expenses in a notepad]

00:48

After all, she ended up going with Little Blue Riding Hood’s moving company…

00:53

And that little girl may have the best rates, but she also has a serious attitude and an [Little blue riding hood girl walking through a misty dark forest]

00:57

army of brawny woodsmen to back up her demands.

01:00

So Olive starts by making a list of all her furniture.

01:02

She writes down how much each piece of furniture costs….

01:05

And she also writes how much who will be charged for each piece to be delivered. [Olive noting down moving expenses on a new piece of paper]

01:09

Olive is feeling so pleased with herself.

01:11

How awesome is it that she’s writing down numbers in neat rows and adding them all up?

01:16

Of course, maybe that shouldn’t feel like such an accomplishment since she’s about [Olive dancing in her chair]

01:19

to open a tax office.

01:21

But whatever…Olive will not be swayed by such silly doubts.

01:24

She finishes by calculating the cost for the furniture and the delivery.

01:28

Whoa…the number is a lot bigger than Olive had estimated it would be.

01:32

Man…what if numbers really aren’t her thing? [Olive with a surprised look at the cost of moving the furniture]

01:35

Should she really be opening a tax office?

01:37

Hm…maybe she should actually know how to do taxes first…

01:40

Oh, well!

01:41

She's got a sweet office.

01:42

The rest will just fall into place, right? [Olive dancing out of the tax office door]