365 Days of Earrings

Monday, April 18, 2011

Paper clip math

Like most teachers, I spend time on Sunday preparing for the coming week. As I read over the math lesson for today, I knew that I had to wear paper clip earrings this morning.

Paper clips are sold in boxes of 100. Todays math problems were about piles of boxes of paper clips, from which teachers took paper clips for certain projects.

So, to prepare for this lesson, I made these paper clip earrings yesterday. They helped keep the mood light, as we figured out how many paper clips were left from 11 boxes after 153 were used to make wire sculpture.

Imagine 153 paper clips dangling from my ears!

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