Thumbs on Fire

standard: MCC7.RP.1, 2, & 3

Act 1

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 1,500 word essay?

Identify an equation that would work for any word essay?


 

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