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Paperclips in a Box

by Jane Peavy

Paperclips in a Box

Act One

  • Jane Peavy

    Jane Peavy

    November 12, 2015

    How many paperclips are in this box?

Act Two

  • Image1,000 paperclips
  • Teacher note
    The boxes with 1,000 paperclips is the same length as the box with the loose paperclips but not as high. It takes 2 of them to cover the top of the box with loose paperclips.
  • Image2 boxes
  • 1.

    How many boxes of 1,000 paperclips will fit in the larger box?


  • 2.

    How would the amount change if the box was filled with only one type of paperclips?

  • 3.

    How long of a chain would those paperclips make?

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