If all the iphones in the world were combined
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Act One

May 21, 2013
What is that? and How big is it? (knowing the object: How many iphones are there?)
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If we put all the iphones ever sold all together, how big of a screen could we make?
Act Two
 Teacher noteThe eyeglazing calculations are laid out below for those who appreciate the dirty work but, skipping ahead, the Kubrickinspired monophone would stretch 5,059 feet into the sky and have a base measuring 2,846 feet across (Central Park is 2,640 feet wide).
 LinkAll the information (and the answer) along with several different calculations are here at the "Stupid Calculations" blog
 ImageAlternate picture showing it in central park Monphone Sky View
Sequel
 Teacher noteProject about unit conversions. This could be a great hook for a project about unit conversions. The article itself has several different comparisons (this is like all four sides of 14 World Trade Centers, etc.)
I've seen a project (at High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego) where students had to figure out some conservation/recycling large number and then come up with some way of making a compelling comparison to communicate how many styrofoam cups a coffee shop goes through in a day, or how many grocery bags are thrown away in their city each week, or...
Number sense and communicating with math
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If the sun is positioned behind the monolith at a 30degree angle of elevation, how much land is in its shadow?










How big (tall, wide, volume, floors, people) is the black structure?



Is the entire image computer generated, or does it just look like that, or is it just the black part?













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