Every year, thousands of children lose their hair to leukemia and other medical conditions. Fortunately, there are organizations that help them by turning donated hair into wigs. How long does it take to donate hair? Donating hair is a generous act, but it also takes a long time to grow an entire wig’s worth of hair.
Students write and solve linear equations to determine how long it would take to donate a wig’s worth of hair and discuss ways they can support peers with conditions like Leukemia and alopecia.