#BellLetsTalk about the math!

Yesterday we helped to raise some money, not a lot, but every bit counts. We also participated in a global online event that helped to raise awareness. This is not the first time that we have participated in our small yet helpful way. Remember this….

What a first day of school! Congratulations on becoming certified ‘Slacktivists’.

This image was posted to Twitter late last night, but later I found this one


They have yet to release the final tally, but let’s go with this one for now.

Can we explore some of the math that is linked to this great event? If we explore some of the topics that we are now familiar with (percent, ratio, rate, proportional reasoning), can we highlight some of the success of yesterday.

I have a couple of suggestions to start:
1) You could calculate the rate of money raised or interactions per hour/minute/second.
2) You could find what percent of the total money raised was your favourite participating celebrity responsible for (check their original tweet and the subsequent retweets). For example, I quickly searched and calculated that Justin Bieber is responsible for 0% of the money raised…. Shame!
FYI: Unlike me, you need to find someone who actually contributed, sorry.

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