Question 11

Sunday, October 18, 2009
11. List places or situations in which surface area is important. Compare your list with those of your class mates.

1) If you're buying carpet/tiles for flooring.
- You would need to know surface area of the room to know how much carpet/tiles you need to buy.

2) If you're painting the walls of a room.
- You would need to know how much paint to buy to make sure you have enough paint.

3) If you're a carpenter.
- When you're a carpenter you deal with a lot of measuring and with surface area because they need to know those kinds of things.

- If you are, you would need to know how well the furniture would fit into the room.

5) When you're kitchen cabinets.
- You would have to calculate the surface area of the kitchen cabinets and kitchen to figure out how the kitchen cabinets would fit into the kitchen.
6) When you're buying a hat.
- When you're buying a hat you need to know the surface area of your head and hat to see if the hat with fit your head perfectly.
7) If you're a construction worker.
- If you're a construction worker you have to know if whatever you're building will fit in the designated site.

8) If you're a contractor
- Contractors deal with construction or furnishing homes, so you would need to know how to calculate surface area.

9) When you're planning a big event.
- You have to know the surface area of the site and how many objects and people could fit into the site.

10) When you're building a CD rack.
- When you're building a CD rack, or any other shelf-like object, you would have to know the surface area of the objects the shelf or rack would hold, and how well it would fit inside of a room.

11) When you're potting plants.
- If you are potting plants you have to know the surface area of the plant so you know how much you have to dig in the ground so the plant has enough room in there to fit.
12) If you are an archeologist.
- If you were an archeologist and found dinosaur bones you'd need to have the information about those bones written out. That information would probably entail having to find the surface area of the bones.

13) If you're designing a shoe.
- If you were to design a shoe you would need to know the surface area of the foot so you know how much bigger the shoe has to be in order for the foot to fit inside comfortably.

14) If you're designing house hold objects.
- You would have to know how to find the smallest surface area possible so that the objects could fit nicely in a cupboard.

15) When you're watering your lawn.
- You would have to know the surface area of your lawn to know how much water would be used.

16) When you're putting up wallpaper.
- You would have to know how much wallpaper would cover up how much wall space.

17) Building a bird house.
- You would have to be able to calculate the surface area of the bird house so you know the measurements when you're constructing it.