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ERIC Number: EJ1113056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Tissue Issues
Metz, James
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v22 n2 p128 Sep 2016
Every day, 27,000 trees are used to make bathroom tissue. Americans use an average of 23.6 rolls per person per year, and more than 7 billion rolls of toilet paper are sold yearly in the United States alone. Perhaps the amount of bathroom tissue used can be reduced by changing the dimensions of the paper or the core. This brief article presents critical thinking mathematical questions in relation to reducing the dimensions of a standard roll of bathroom tissue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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