## Act 1

1. How many real Sam Houstons would it take to be as tall as his statue?

2. Write down a guess.

## Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?

4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.

## Act 3

## Sequel

5. What would happen if the statue was 100 feet tall?

6. What would happen if the real Sam Houston was 5’7″?

**Common Core Standards**

3.OA.A

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

5.MD.A.1

Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

**TEKS**

4.8(B)

convert measurements within the same measurement system, customary or metric, from a smaller unit into a larger unit or a larger unit into a smaller unit when given other equivalent measures represented in a table

**Credits:** Eric Kilby, Mathew Brady, Ricketyus

Could you explain to me how the answer is 12? I got a decimal of 11.846 and I am wondering where I went wrong.

Great question! You’re exactly right. I just rounded up to 12, so I guess it’s not completely correct. May be a good discussion to have with the class after seeing the answer.