WHY CAN'T I SKIP MY 20 MINUTES OF READING TONIGHT??

Answer: Let’s figure this out using Mathematics!

Student A reads 20 minutes, 5 nights, every week.

Student B reads 5 minutes a night…or not at all.

Step 1: Multiply minutes per night by 5 times per week.

Student A reads 20 x 5 = 100 minutes per week

Student B reads   4 x 5 = 20 minutes per week

Step 2: Multiply minutes per week times 4 weeks per month.

Student A reads 400 minutes per month

Student B reads 80 minutes per month

Step 3: Multiply minutes per month time 9 ‘school’ months per school year.

Student A reads 3600 minutes per school year

Student B reads 720 minutes per school year

Student A reads the equivalent of 10 whole school days per year.

Student B reads the equivalent of 2 school days per year.

By the end of grade 6, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits,

Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.

Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.