Remember a summary tells us the important events of a story without too much detail.
The Celebrated Frog Jumping Contest!
Over the past few weeks in math we’ve been working on algebra through the lens of the frog jumping contest made famous by Mark Twain in his short story. For your blog post this week, watch the following video that uses Lego People to tell the story, then summarize what you think the story is about in the comments below. If you’d like to see the story itself in its text form, here is a link.
Remember a summary tells us the important events of a story without too much detail.
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11/10/2022 01:53:46 pm
I think the story is about one of the guys telling a story of another guy that he started a frog jump. He was trying with the other animals a test, but it was not working. So,when it was not working, he would not get money. That is why he started the frog jump test.
11/10/2022 04:02:56 pm
I think this story is about a man who talked about the another man that who was doing a frog jump with a stranger. The stranger won because he gave smile to frog to mush metal food so, it did not jump.
11/11/2022 02:05:39 pm
From my understanding, this story is about a man that loved to bet on things. So one day, he caught a frog. The man had an idea of turning a frog into a game where people could catch it. The frog was talented, and could jump further than other frogs. When he finally tried the game, betting on it for 40 dollars since he wanted to make money it didn’t work out. It didn’t work out because the stranger cheated by feeding the frog, so he had trouble jumping.
11/12/2022 06:30:17 am
The story is about a man who bets on everything, he had a frog who jumped far and he bet against a man on how far his frog could jump, but the other man got the frog to eat heavy things so he would not jump far so that he would win the 40 dollars.
11/12/2022 03:19:18 pm
This story is about a man and he loves bet on lots on things to get money . One day he caught a frog and the man named the frog danny or daniel webster the man thought he could train the frog to jump really high and then turned it into a game .Then when it was time to play this game he bet 40 dollars that his frog could jump higher than this other frog but he lost beacuse the other guy fed lots of stuff to that frog .
11/13/2022 10:55:35 am
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
11/14/2022 06:59:16 pm
The story is about a man who went to catch a frog who jumped far and was doing bets then someone took all his money.
11/15/2022 07:22:22 am
This story is about a man named Smiley and he loved to bet on things. One day he wanted to catch a frog and he did it. Then he taught the frog how jump higher than any other frog. After that he met another man and bet him to a frog jump race and whoever wins get 40 dollars. The other man fed Smileys frog heavy metal so the frog would not jump. They did the race and smileys frog couldn't jump so he gave the man the 40 dollars. Finally he barfed out all of the metal.
11/15/2022 03:43:06 pm
I think this story is about a man who loved to bet for money and thinks he will always win. Well not all the time you will win. What if something goes wrong just like in this story. When he tried to bet another person that his frog will jump higher than his, his frog did not because it was full of metal so he could not jump and he lost the bet. This shows that not all the time you will win a bet. There is a chance that you can loose.
11/15/2022 04:33:07 pm
This story was about a guy named Smiley. He caught a frog and he trained it to be a great jumper. The Frog’s name was Daniel. Daniel was so good at jumping and he won a lot of frog jumping contests. Since Smiley was training him, Smiley got a lot of money from Daniel winning the contests. One day when Smiley was relaxing outside and a random stranger challenged Smiley. He said, I think my frog is better than yours! Smiley didn't agree. Instead, Smiley made a bet for $40 bucks, if the stranger made his frog jump more than Smiley frog’s, Smiley would have to give the stranger $40. Smiley also said that you have to wait a few minutes because I have to get a frog. While Smiley was away, the stranger fed Daniel a bunch of junk. When Smiley came back, they were going to start the race but Daniel didn’t move, so the stranger's frog won. So Smiley had to give the stranger $40.
11/16/2022 04:29:04 pm
It is about a person who loved to bet.The guy was called Jim Smiley. One day he caught a frog. lets call the frog Kermit. So smiley taught kermit how to jump and soon kermint could out jump any frog and Smiley got a lot of money. One day he had a contest with another person to see who's frog coild jump farther. BUT on that day his frog just fell flat on his face- oof. In the end smiley was broke because that other guy took all his money. poor kermit. who will buy him food-
11/16/2022 04:40:38 pm
I think taht the story is about a man named smiley who really liked to bet on stuff. So one day, he caught a frog and kept.The frog could jump really well and then one day he put the frog in the competion but it lost because A sTrAnGeR feed it food so it had trouble jumping high
11/16/2022 06:08:29 pm
From my point of view this story is about a dude with an awesome moustache named Jim Smiley who LOVESSS to bet on things like horse races, dog fights, cat fights, and what bird will move first. So one VERY LUCKY DAY he was just walking when all of a sudden he sees a frog! So he did what every Jim Smiley would do and picked it up. Then he named it Webster and kept it.(Ick-) Smiley taught Webster jump REAL HIGH and he did amazing. But one day! BUM-BUM-BUMMMMMM! he lost a bet to a random suspicous dude. He lost like a 8456756987598378357 dollars and now he is BROKE and the scammer guy is RICH.
11/17/2022 05:13:39 am
I think it is about this guy smiley and he really liked betting on anything like dogs cats and other stuff until he found a frog then he thought this could get me a lot of money so he trained it a lot then after he was good he started betting on it and no one could beat him he was getting RICH until this rando came and they did a frog jumping contest and the rando cheated and stuffed like a house full of stuff in the frog so he was to heavy to jump and they betted a lot because smiley was almost certain that he would win but he didn't and the other guy won because his frog didn't have a HOUSE full of stuff in that frog and so the other guy got rich and and smiley got scammed and is now BROKE.
11/17/2022 01:04:32 pm
this story was about a frog leaping con test that is used for some money and a man trained as frog to do it and another man cheated by feeling of something he shouldn't have and then we'll that's where the story ends
11/17/2022 01:18:11 pm
i think the video is about how frog jumping started. the man did something and made it a competition with his friend then it became an actual sport or something
11/17/2022 01:19:39 pm
I think this was about a man telling a story. Inside of a story about people jumping frogs and just some history about frog jumping.
11/17/2022 02:28:50 pm
the story is about a man named smiley i think and he is always betting on things and one day he tries catching a frog and he does and "then".
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11/17/2022 02:31:55 pm
and he tried telling bout a yellow cow but idk
11/17/2022 03:34:58 pm
This video is about a man who saw a frog one day and decided that frogs could be used a game called frog jumping. The man trained the frog to be a great jumper and he wanted to win money.
11/17/2022 05:20:25 pm
This story is about a man who saw a frog and he thought that he could train the frog so he could make money, so he started training the frog and one day the man was sitting outside with his frog and a stranger was walking by and he saw the frog and he asked the man a question and the men said ill get a frog for you if you watch my frog and the stranger said sure ill watch your frog so the man left to get him a frog and when the man was gone the stranger said are you hungry so than he fed the frog random things and than when the man came back with a frog they did a competition for who´s frog go´s the farthest and the strangers frog jumped 3 times but the man´s frog that is trade did not move cause he was stuck because he had to much thing´s to eat so that wade him down and the man felt dumb.
11/18/2022 07:08:09 am
I think this story is about a guy named Smiley. Smiley really likes to bet on things like horse races, dog fights, cat fights, and witch bird will move first. One day he wanted to catch a frog. When he found a frog he pounced on it. When he got home, he trained a frog to jump really high! One day, a random stranger came up to Smiley and asked him if he could do a frog race. Smiley said yes, but the stranger didn't have a frog so Smiley went to go catch him one, and when he did, the guy fed the frog a bunch of junk so he couldn't jump super high. And Smiley loses.
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