How Long Am I?

September 19, 2011

"Given a roll of toilet paper, determine without unwrapping it the total length of paper on the roll and the number of sheets.  A single sheet of paper is provided which may be used for measuring."

This is the problem Mrs. Myers Advanced Calculus students will be solving.  Students will be working in groups of two or three.  Each group will be given a toilet roll which is sealed together with a single sheet of paper from which measurements may be taken as required to solve the problem.  No equipment is offered but will be available if requested by any of the students.