Thursday, May 30, 2013

Google Eyes Problem Solving

Picked up this package of Google Eyes at the dollar store. Do you see the math problem-solving potential?

Look at the big arrow. I bought this package of eyes intending to use them for people eyes in an art project. If I'm using them for people, what problem will I encounter if the package holds 125 eyes? How many people can I make?

Look at the small arrow. It shows that the package contains:

15 pc (2.4cm), 50 pc (1.2cm), 60pc (1cm)

If I use same-sized eyes for each person, how many people can I make with each size? Will I have any leftovers to create a "one-eyed monster?" If so, which size eye will my monster have?

This morning over the breakfast table, this package led to a discussion about odd and even numbers. I love looking for math problems in the environment!


  1. Girl, you are on it!!! I love that there are other people who think about school when out shopping.

    1. LOL. Got my "eye" on it? :) Just one. A big one. :)

  2. I love, love, love this idea - thank you so much for sharing - plus I love googly eyes!

  3. Math conversations at home? Be still my heart! Thank you for making this math teacher so proud!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane

  4. Haha! I love your attitude. I'd have just gotten annoyed but you turn it into a teachable moment with your students. Now I want to go some division and make multi-eyed math monsters.

  5. LOL...I was a tad annoyed...but love the math!


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