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Who Is Average?

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  • role of twine
  • meter sticks ? two large sheets of paper , at least 3' wide and 7' long. (back side of gift wrap or paper used for mailing packages, is good)
  • straight edge 6' long (A straight piece of wood is good. Shop classes are an excellent source.)
  • marking pens

Your task is to determine what constitutes the size on an average sized female and male and then to calculate the surface area of each.

Discussions Questions/Extensions ......
Why are these averages?

How can the averages be used in solving our problem? Designing insulated underwear for a trip to Antarctica.

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