In the year 1093 AD, at the court King William II, a nun called April of Argyle discovered that if you stand on one leg and count to 100, when you lower your leg and use it to hop, you can hop three times as high. Try it now and see!
The nun spread the news around the court but when the knights and archers and even the king tried it, they discovered – as, perhaps you just did – that it was a load of old nonsense. They were, quite literally, “hopping mad” because they had been made fools of by April. This is the beginning of April Fool’s Day.
Except it wasn’t because that isn’t the origin of April Fools’ Day or the origin of the term “hopping mad”. William II was around in 1093 though.
However, your task today is to create your own completely true, accurate, honest and thoroughly fact-checked history of April Fool’s Day.
Just make sure it’s more accurate than this nonsense – everybody knows you have to count to at least 500 to increase your hopping height!
Have a look at Lesson 3 (Step 1): Measure with a Protractor and complete the problems. Remember, if you get stuck, drop us an email.
Congratulations to ShadowNinja for completing the 4x, 5x and 7x Queens problems. Well done also to ItsYourBoyBob for trying 8 – close, but not quite there!
French on a Wednesday? Well, you didn’t think we’d miss the chance for some April Fools’ French did you?!