Mathematics: Applications & Concepts, Course 2
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Group Activity Cards

and Operations

Use groups of 2.
Materials: Typing paper, legal-size envelopes, watch or clock with second hand
Stuff It  

In this activity you will determine the rate at which each partner can stuff and address envelopes. (This is an important job in many organizations, including political campaigns.)

One partner follows the procedure described below. The other partner states when 5 minutes have passed and records the number of completed envelopes. Then partners trade roles and repeat the activity. Finally, partners compare their hourly rates for stuffing and addressing envelopes.

Fold the bottom third of each sheet of paper up and then fold the top third down over it. Place the folded sheet of paper in the envelope, seal the envelope, and write the address shown below on the front.

Ms. Jane Q. Public
1234 Main Street 
City, State  12345


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