Act 1 – Thumbs on Fire


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Watch the Video:

  • How many seconds will it take to complete the following text message?
  • Write an estimate you know is too high.  Write an estimate you know is too low.


Act 2


Thumbs on Fire (Act 2)-Need to Know

Try not to use this if you don’t have to – Thumbs on Fire (Act 2)-The Passage



Act 3



Act 4

Assuming the individual texting in the video could maintain a constant rate of letters per second, how long would it take for him to text a 150,000 character essay if they kept the same pace?

Identify an equation that would work for any word essay?


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