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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Toilet Talk (Day 2)

Today our Toilet Talk focused on how much toilet paper we use.  We discovered:

  • How many sheets a 12 year old has used (minus the two years before being potty trained).
  • How many sheets we will use in our lifetime (based on an average lifespan of 82 years).
  • How many rolls of toilet paper a 12 year old has used.
  • How many rolls of toilet paper an 82 year old used.
  • The cash value of the rolls of toilet paper.
  • How many times a 12 year old has visited the toilet so far and how many times an 82 year old will have visited the toilet.
  • How many years we sit on a toilet in our lifetime.
  • How many gallons of water we have used as a 12 year old.

  • How many times we could go from LA to NY using the number of rolls of toilet paper used in a year at Disneyland.
  • How many 12 packs of toilet paper Disneyland purchases and the cost of all of those 12 packs.
  • How many square feet of toilet paper Disneyland uses in a year.
It was a lot of higher level thinking in math, but it was very interesting to learn and the kids always love using calculators!

HOMEWORK:  Countdown 7.6

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