Math: Story Problems
Stack the First
just a nice story about our first president, George Washington, honestly
admitting to his father that he cut down the cherry tree. Just a little PR
trick, back in the day. But Washington was still a great president, and
cherries still make a great snack!
So let's make a mini cherry cheesecake treat. With a
spoon, beat a little cream cheese until it's good and creamy. "Frost" a vanilla
wafer with it. Then fish in one can of cherry pie filling and find one cherry.
Place it on the wafer with a little filling. Instant Cherry Tartlet! Enjoy with
a glass of cherry juice.
Piece of scratch paper | pencil
You can photocopy multiple copies of
of George Washington and decorate
your paper with it
Our first president, George Washington, was 6'2"
The Washington monument,
erected in his honor in Washington, D.C.,
is 555'5" tall.
Let's pretend that we are going to stack a whole
bunch of cloned George Washingtons on top of one another, from the ground to
the very top of the monument. It doesn't come out evenly.
So your challenge is:
How many inches TALLER would the highest George
than the very top of the monument?
Washington's height and the monument's height to total inches, and then use
multiplication and division to get your answer)