Math 5: Furnishing the Place

How will you ever plan the office building of your dreams without understanding accurate measurements? We know everyone has a dream office building... right?

5th GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

00:25

Can't win 'em all.

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But Olive isn’t going to let it get her down.

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Today’s the day that she’s ordering furniture for the place...

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And the one thing Olive likes more than doing people’s taxes is buying desks.

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She’s really a special sort of person.

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[Olive browsing the internet for desks] Olive decides to start with her own desk.

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She finds a walnut beauty that’s 60 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 30 inches high.

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She adds three more desks for her employees, but they get smaller ones...48 inches wide,18

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inches deep, and 30 inches high. [Olive ordering a small desk on the internet]

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Olive thinks desk size is important for showing her workers who’s the boss.

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She writes down the dimension for all of these, so that she can check if they’re going to

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fit.

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Olive then goes through all the rooms and thinks bout what kind of furniture they’ll [Olive walking through rooms thinking hard about what furniture her workers need]

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need.

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A table and chairs in the break room…that’s 42 wide and deep, 29 inches high, and she

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adds an extra 12 inches to make room for the chairs…

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The workers might need a little belly room after their daily doughnut binge. [Olives worker eating a pink doughnut]

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So that makes the whole shebang about 54 wide and deep.

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When Olive gets to the waiting area, she gets super excited.

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She finds an amazing plush couch that’s 190 inches wide, 40 inches deep, and 31 inches [Olive browsing for a new couch on the internet]

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high.

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How impressed are those customers going to be when they see a couch like that? [Customer looking impressed at a new couch]

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They’ll probably look at it and immediately run back to tell all their friends just how

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phenomenal the couch is at Olive’s Fast Tax.

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Not to mention that water feature…that could've been a centaur….. [A 5 star review of Olive's Fast Tax shop on shmelp website]

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Olive is exhausted by the time she’s done recording all the dimensions on her incredible

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furniture list.

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How much fun can one person take?

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She’s about to click "buy" on her cart, when she thinks… [Olive clicking buy now on her cart on shmayfair website]

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"Oh, no!

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I’d better make sure all this stuff will fit."

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Olive starts to use the dimensions she’s recorded to draw the furniture into the floor [Olive studying her dimensions on a blueprint of the tax office]

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plan that her architect made.

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But then she just can’t do it.

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It reminds her of him and his refusal to agree to a centaur water feature. [Architect disagreeing with Olive on the centaur water feature]

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She'll never forgive him for that.

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Instead of drawing the furniture onto the floor plan, she decides it’ll be more exciting

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to make paper models.

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Because the only thing more awesome than full size furniture is miniature furniture.

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The thought of it its overwhelming cuteness is almost too much for Olive to stand. [

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So Olive pulls out her list of dimensions and gets to work making little furniture [Olive creating to scale furniture models using the dimensions in the blue print]

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that’s exactly to scale.

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After she makes the furniture, she plunks it on top of the floor plan to see how it

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will fit in each room. [Olive placing each furniture model onto the dimension blueprint map]

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Everything is looking like it will totally fit, and Olive is beaming with pride over

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her furniture picking skills.

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But then…

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She gets to that massive, gorgeous couch…the crown jewel of her customer waiting room. [Olive placing the large couch in the customer waiting room on the blueprint map]

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Turns out it’s too big.

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If she bought it, one leg of it would be hanging in the water feature.

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With great despair in her heart, Olive goes back online and finds a couch that’s a couple [Olive going back on shmayfair to find a smaller couch for the tax office]

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feet less wide.

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She trims down her mini paper couch and sees that it will fit snugly in just the right

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spot.

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It occurs to her that she could’ve cut the water feature instead… [Olive pondering whether she should have removed the water feature]

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But she's already compromised so much on that water feature.

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She won't change it again.