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.

## Friday, May 9, 2014

### Toilet Talk (Day 3)

Our final day with Toilet Talk!  Today we discovered:
• The volume of a value pack.
• The square footage in a value pack.
• How long this would last a family of 4.
• The number of Americans who do not wash their hands every time they visit a toilet.
• The percentage of Americans who are injured by toilets.

• The number of times we could wrap the Earth with the amount of toilet paper Americans use each year.
• The number of rolls it would take to reach the moon and back.

• And... if I were to use 50 rolls a year.... how many sheets?  how many miles?  how many square feet?  and the cost?
To finish off the lesson, I asked the kids to explain to me, mathematically, the reasons I should do this activity again next year....