Mathalicious: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

How long does it take to donate to Locks of Love?

Organizations like Locks of Love use donated hair to create wigs for children who need them. Donating hair is a generous act, but it also takes a long time to grow an entire wig’s worth of hair.

Students write and solve linear equations to determine how long it would take to donate a wig’s worth of hair and discuss ways they can support peers with conditions like Leukemia and alopecia.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Equations, Problem-Solving
Middle School
7th Grade

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