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How long does it take to donate to Locks of Love? Organizations like Locks of Love use donated hair to create wigs for children who need them. 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.

Students will

  • Write and solve one-variable equations to solve real-world problems

Before you begin

Students do not need prior experience writing and/or solving equations.

Common Core Standards

Content Standards
Mathematical Practices


To everyone who donates their ponytail to someone else!