Toilet paper and Math???

Attributions: 
Annalyn Greer

In Mrs. Greer's 6th grade class, we took rolls of toilet paper and found the surface area of the paper in the roll. Students came up with several strategies to do this.  After we found the surface area of each roll we calculated to see how many rolls we would need to entirely cover the gym floor.  (54).  Then we found how many rolls we would need to cover our classroom...4 walls, floor and ceiling...(98).