Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Math Challenge April 11

Rosa Parks, was a seamstress who helped bring attention to the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. She was jailed on Dec. 1, 1955, for violating Alabama’s bus segregation law, which sparked a 381-day bus boycott by the African American Community of Montgomery. The bus boycott cost the bus company hundreds of thousands of dollars and nearly shut the company down.

1. There are 365 days in 1 year. How many days more than 1 year did the boycott last?

2. (for an extra 5 tickets) in the number 381, what is the tens digit?
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Parents may help, but try to let your child figure it out on their own.

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