Math Pop Quiz

August 12, 2020

WHEN: 08/12/2020
QIC: Shake It
PAX: Happy Trees, Jeeves, Kenny Loggins, Toolbox, Larry Legend, Soda Popinski, Roach, Blanch, Green Egg, Chowdah, Fresh Prince
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The school year is upon us. Our local public school districts are all embarking on an online learning expedition. Many of our independent schools are attempting to put students back in a physical classroom. With YHC being a math teacher, I decided to provide a math lesson with the workout. 12 PAX were present this morning for the lesson.


  • SSH x25
  • WMH x10
  • 5 penalty burpees (Soda tardy)
  • LBAC x10 forward
  • 5 penalty burpees (Larry Legend tardy)
  • LBAC x10 reverse
  • 5 penalty burpees (Roach tardy)
  • BWS x10
  • 10 penalty burpees (Blanch tardy)

The Thang

Mosey over to the back parking lot.

A series of sprints from one side of the parking lot to the other following an arithmetic sequence.

  • Sprint 1: 3 merkins
  • Sprint 2: 6 merkins
  • Sprint 3: 9 merkins
  • Sprint 4: 12 merkins
  • Sprint 5: 15 merkins

YHC quizzed the PAX to see if they were able to name the sequence as arithmetic. Fail! 5 penalty burpees

Jog over to the play structure for a last man standing dead hang. PAX hold plank when they can no longer dead hang. YHC promised the winner would get a shout out in the backblast. Congrats to Larry Legend for outlasting Toolbox in the competition.

Another series of sprints from one side of the parking lot to the other, this time following a geometric sequence.

  • Sprint 1: 2 jump squats
  • Sprint 2: 4 jump squats
  • Sprint 3: 8 jump squats
  • Sprint 4: 16 jump squats
  • Sprint 5: 32 jump squats

Once again no PAX was able to describe this as a geometric sequence. 5 penalty burpees. Kudos to Fresh Prince for recognizing it as an exponential relationship.

Jog over to the back entrance for a last man standing balls to the wall. PAX again held plank when they could no longer remain in balls to the wall. Larry Legend once again outlasted the PAX after a dramatic showdown with Fresh Prince.

Mosey back to the front parking lot. Next we bear crawled across the parking lot, stopping after 2 parking spaces each time to do an increasing pattern of burpees. Our number of burpees followed a Fibonacci Sequence. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 burpees. PAX did successfully name this as a Fibonacci Sequence so escaped further penalty burpees.


  • Box Cutters x20
  • Freddy Mercuries x20
  • Flutter Kicks x20
  • 5 second alternate between high plank/low plank around the circle.