### Question # 11

Friday, October 16, 2009
11. List places of situations in which surface area is important.

-When you buy a house/apartment
You would need to know how big it is so you can move into the right sized house that works for you because if you bought a house and it was too big, you would have all of this space and if you bought a house that was too small, you would need space so that's why we need surface area in a situation like this.

-When you buy furniture.
You would need to measure the surface area of your furniture so it will fit in the room and when you bring it in, you would need to fit through the door.

-When you need to plant a garden.
When you plant a garden you need to calculate the surface area of your yard so you can choose how many kinds of plants and how many plants.

-When you need fertilizer for your lawn.
You would need to calculate the grass or you might buy too much or not enough.

-When you want to buy a pool
You would need to calculate the surface area of the pool and your yard.

-When you want to be a carpenter
You would need to calculate to surface area so you can fix an object.

-When you want to be a teacher (for math)
You would need to know how to calculate surface area so you can teach more people about it.

-When you are a scientist
You would need to if you discover something new, you would need to calculate the surface area of the new object.

-When you are an accountant
You would need to use this skill to do your job.

-When you buy a box to hold a present
You have to calculate the surface area of the present and the box too, so you know what box to buy.

-When you order a moving truck
When you are moving, you have to order a moving truck, but you need to calculate the surface area of the things, so you order the right size truck.

-When you organize a special event
You would need to calculate the surface area of the place you ordered so you can fit all of the people you have invited.

-When you buy curtains

You have to calculate the surface area of the windows.

-When you want to put a carpet in a room in your house
You have to calculate the surface area of the floor.

-When you travel
You have to calculate the surface area of your suitcase so you know how much to bring with you when you travel.

This is how big my list is! If you can make one bigger, and think of more things, go on it post it. Thanks for reading, please leave a comment.

angela905 said...

Good job Zerlina! Great pictures! :D

Mr. B. said...

Love it!

melanie905 said...

This is great Zerlina! I like how you explained "why" for each of your ideas. I also liked your pictures. Keep it up!