been stuck in a classroom too long?

October 19, 2010

My  first thought, upon learning about the elephant footprints I was looking at this morning was “Math lesson!”  Our guide explained that we can tell how tall an elephant is by measuring the circumference of the print and then doubling it . . . we used nearby grasses to test this out and found this particular elephant must be about 4 meters high, shoulder height that is.  Now if I could just cart around the illustration for this particular equation . . . :-)

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