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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.

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....

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