







Filling cinder blocks with concrete 
20170424 

From Katherine: I am looking to construct a 10 X 10 dance floor using 8 x 16 cinder blocks.
I have figured that I will need about 120 blocks, however I am not sure
how much concrete I will need to fill the total empty space.
Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





A block base for a plywood rectangle 
20170218 

From Joe: How many cinder blocks 16x8 would i need to build a solid base for a plywood base 54inches wide and 30 inches deep Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





A block wall 
20160315 

From Robert: I have a wall 40 ft. long and 4 ft. tall as well as another one that is 30 ft by 3.5 ft. tall that I am trying to build. how many 6 inch by 12 inch landscaping blocks do I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Compressed Earth blocks 
20160302 

From John: how many 14"x10"x4" blocks do I need for a 1300sq foot house 8 foot high Answered by Penny Nom. 





An extension using concrete blocks 
20131030 

From david: hi how many concrete blocks would i need for an extension 50 ft long ,20 ft wide and 12ft height Answered by Penny Nom. 





Tiling a floor 
20120227 

From jamie: how many 16in by 16in blocks would it take to cover a 16ft by 16ft floor? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Blocks in a wall 
20110912 

From JOHN: HOW MANY BLOCK WILL IT TAKE TO BUILD A 28*48 HOME, ON A FOOTER THAT IS DONE ALREADY, I WANT TO GO TEN HIGH. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Number of Concrete Blocks 
20090806 

From Simone: Hi there,
I have a quote to complete and I need to figure out the formula that will tell me how many concrete blocks I need to cover a certain area.
Blocks can either be 8in or 12in. The area that I am looking to cover with blocks is 30182 sq ft.
Thank you for your assistance. Answered by Janice Cotcher and Stephen La Rocque. 





How many city blocks in a mile? 
20080814 

From DARLENE: HOW MANY CITY BLOCKS EQUAL 1 MILE IN BIRMINGHAM, AL? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Concrete blocks 
20080618 

From marvin: How many cement blocks do i need to build a 8 ft. tall wall x 1,300 ft. long? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Understanding fractions and their equivalents 
20070402 

From Gail: How can I get fourth grade students to understand fractions and their equivalents? Answered by Diane Hanson. 





Blocks in a mile in Phoenix Arizona 
20051130 

From Rita: How many blocks are there in a mile in our city of Phoenix, Az.? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The number of blocks in a mile 
20040718 

From Valerie: I don't know if you can help me but I was wondering how many blocks are in a mile in Ocean City, New Jersey? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Why the word combinations? 
20040505 

From Megan: Why are locker combinations called locker combinations not locker permutations. The order of the numbers matter so why aren't they called locker permutations. Answered by Claude Tardif and Penny Nom. 





Transformations of pattern blocks 
20030206 

From Cheryl: I am trying to help my 8th grade son with Transformations  use of patttern blocks. He has to trace a figure and reflect it across the xaxis, which I can do, but then it indicates include ordered pairs  that confuses me. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Combination locks 
20020817 

From John: How many combinations of three number codes can occur with a standard combination lock? The range of possible numbers is 039 which allows 40 different possible choices each turn of the dial. Each combination requires exactly three numbers (i.e. three turns of the dial). E.g. 35405. Allow for reuse of the same number three times e.g.101010. I don't think there is any preference shown for certain number combinations. Can you explain how the total is derived? Someone at the YMCA this week put this question to me and I gave an answer but I am not sure I am rightso I have come to you. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Combinations? 
20020316 

From Sara: A combination lock has three dials numbered 0  9. Give a mathematical reason why "combination" is a bad name for this type of lock. Answered by Penny Nom and Chris Fisher. 





The number of city blocks in a country mile 
19991124 

From Gloria Hearst: For years my family has had an on going debate on the number of city blocks in a country mile. We vary from a minmum 8 blocks per mile to a maximum of 12 blocks per mile. Answered by Nadine Griffiths and Penny Nom. 





Geometry patterns lesson plans 
19981231 

From Vicki: hi,,, my name is Vicki and I am a new 5th grade teacher.... Anyway, I'm supposed to come up with a lesson plan to  Explore patterns that result from cominations of "reflections, rotations, and translations of geometric figures.
The plan is to include:  writing/metacognition, assessment strategies, interdisciplanary connections, supplemental materials, or textbook, and Bloom's taxonomy level.
Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Answered by Jack LeSage. 

