Toilet Paper Roll

You won't want to flush a great lesson down the drain! An intriguing resource asks learners to predict the number of sheets of toilet paper on a roll. Presented with the dimensions of the roll and one sheet of paper, scholars make predictions before learning the solution.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring a roll of toilet paper to recreate the activity in your classroom; allow pupils to make their own measurements
  • Incorporate the sequel activity as an extension for advanced learners
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a solid understanding of three-dimensional measurements
  • Encourages learners to use higher order thinking skills
  • Provides all information necessary for solving the problem

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