Hey Fran! I put my apartment on the 13th floor because its close to everything. For example, the Movie Theater and pool are only a couple floors down. The gym is only 4 floors above my apartment (4). Also the supermarket is 1 floor above me(1) and the laundry mat is one floor below me (-1). I chose the 13th floor because it is convenient to my everyday life.
Hey Lina! Why did you put your apartment on the 13th floor?
Gym: 4 floors above me (4) Supermarket: 1 floor above me (1) Laundry Mat: 1 floor below me (-1) Movie Theater: (-6) Pool: 10 floors below me (-10) Lobby: (-12)
Can you give me a little tour of your apartment building?
I would go down (-12) floors to get to the lobby. (-12) 13+(-12)=1 Floor 1 (lobby)
How many floors will you need to go, to go down to the lobby?
If you walked 3 floors, aand then down 12 floor, you would walk 15 floors in total. 3- (-12) 3+12= 15 floors
Do you know how much floors I would walk if I went up 3 floors then down 12 floors?
I would go up 8 floors to get to the roof. 13- (-8) 13+8= 21 21 floors
How many floors do you have go to get to the roof?
I would walk 14 floors in total. 4-(-10) 4+10=14 14 floors
If you went up to the Gym then down to the Movie Theater, how many flight would you walk?