Greetings From Ms. Long

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  • Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year. My name is LaThica (la-tish-a) Long and I teach 8th grade math. I joined the SD162/Huth family in 2006. I am the mother of two wonderful young men ages 16 and 23. I look forward to teaching and supporting you. Let's have a wonderful year.

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Interesting Math Facts

  • I am 73 inches tall and that is 185.42 centimeters

    The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 6 feet (183 cm) wide by 3.5 feet (107 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter.(1)

    Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.(2)

    There are 24 hours in a day which means there are 168 hours in a week. That converts to 10080 minutes which equals 604800 seconds.

    (1) "What Is the Circumference of a Basketball Rim?." http

    s://www.reference.com/world-view/circumference-basketball-rim-a7109853f08a01ae. Accessed 25 Aug. 2020.

    (2) "The Water in You: Water and the Human Body - USGS." https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body. Accessed 25 Aug. 2020.

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