Monday, September 12, 2011

Terry Fox Math

October 8, 2005 - Terry Fox Statue

We have a Terry Fox Run on Friday before our Welcome Back Day.  Here is a video about a young adult who has cancer.  This is why we are raising funds on Friday.



Here is some information taken from the Terry Fox Foundation Website

In 1980, when Terry Fox decided to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research, he knew he faced an immense challenge. After running an average of a marathon a day for 143 days, Terry was forced to stop when cancer recurred in his lungs. His Marathon of Hope came to an end but the spark he had lit in the hearts and minds of Canadians ignited into a cancer crusade that has lasted more than three decades.
Your math for today involves 2 questions.
  1. How far did Terry Fox Run in 1980?(Set up a proportional statement)
  2. If he had stayed healthy and maintained his rate of a marathon a day, how many days would it have taken him to travel across the country? (Set up a proportional statement)
  3. To date in the 31 years after Terry's tragic death his runs have raised $550 million dollars.  How much do they raise annually? (Set up a proportional statement.)
Please leave your answers behind in a comment and in your math notebooks.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

1) he ran 5373km in 1980

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days

3)every year they raise $17741935 for 31 years


Riley Peters

Anonymous said...

1) he ran 5373km in 1980

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days

3)every year they raise $17741935 for 31 years


Amanda Benevides 8-14

Raeesa Mohamed 8-14 said...

1)he ran 26 miles a day for 143 straight days,for a total of 3339 miles

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days,5300 miles

3)for 31 years they raised $17741935

Anonymous said...

1. He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2. If he stayed healthy would have finished in 305 days.

3.People have raised 550 million dollars in the last 31 years, each year people raise 17.74 million dollars.

Nicole Pangilinan 8-73

Anonymous said...

1)in 1980 after 143 days of joging he ran a total of 3339 miles before he was rushed to the hospital for the cancer that has spred to his lungs.

2)if he had remained in good condition he would have finished in 305 days.

3)every hopeful year terry fox's efforts and spirit has brought cancer research a total of 549999985 which is $17741935 in 31years.

Philip Atienza 8-73

Anonymous said...

1)He ran for 143 days which means he ran about 3339 in 1980.

2)If he was healthy he'd run about 305 days

3) They raised 17741935 for 31 years

Ian Miranda 8-14

Anonymous said...

1. He ran 5373km in 1980 before he stopped cause of cancer.

2. He could have finished in 305 days.

3. they raised more than 17 million.

Marlo Medina 8-73

Anonymous said...

1.) In 1980, Terry Fox ran a total of 3 339 miles. In other words, he ran 5 373.59 kilometers.

2.) If Terry Fox stayed healthy, he would have crossed Canada in 305 days.

3.) They raised $17 741 935.45 annually ($550 000 000 divided by 31)

Josh Lingal 8-14

Anonymous said...

1)In the 143 days he ran 3339 miles in 1980.

2)If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3)For 31 years they raised $17741935.


Beverly Dela Reyna 8-14

Anonymous said...

1. Terry Fox ran 41.8 km a day for 143 straight days for a total of
5,373 km in 1980.

2. If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3. Terry Fox raised $17.7 million a year because his foundation raised $550 million and this foundation has been running for 31 years. So if you divide $550 million by 31 you will get approximately $17.7 million.


Ghelo Hipolito 8-14

Jeremy709 said...

1.) In 1980, Terry Fox ran a total of 3 339 miles.

2.) If Terry Fox stayed healthy, he would have crossed Canada in 305 days.

3.)For 31 years they raised $17741935.

Jeremy 8-14

Anonymous said...

1)he ran 26 miles a day for 143 straight days,for a total of 3339 miles

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days,5300 miles

3)for 31 years they raised $17741935

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so in total he ran 3,339 miles.

2. If he stayed healthy would have finished running across the country in 305 days.

3. To date in the 31 years after Terry's tragic death his runs have raised $550 million dollars. They raised $17 741 935.45 annually.

~ Sarah Du 8-16

Anonymous said...

d1) Terry Fox ran 3339 miles in 143 days.

2) If he have stayed healthy Terry would've finished in 305 days.

3) They've raised $17741935 in 31 years.

Samantha Amante 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days. Which is 3718 miles.

2)If he stayed healthy, he could of finished it in 305 days.

3)Each year they raise $1 774 193 548 annually.

-Jennifer Lopez 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox started running at the 1980(s). He ran for 143 days with 3339 miles.

2) If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would have only had 305 more days to travel across the country.

3) For 31 years they have raised (≈) 17.74mil annually.



--Danilyn Sanchez 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran an total of 5373.599km in 1980.

2) If he stayed healthy he would have crossed Canada in 305 days(8530km).

3) For the past 31 years they have collected $17.7 million each year.

Madeline 8-16

Anonymous said...

Terry Fox ran 26 miles a day for 143 days straight . So in total he ran 3,339 miles.

If he was in a good condition he could of finished it in 305 days

for 31 years he made $ 17741935

Gielh Concepcion 8-16

Anonymous said...

1. He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2. If he stayed healthy would have finished in 305 days.

3.People have raised $17741935 in the last 31 years.

Nikka 8-14

Anonymous said...

1. He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2. If he stayed healthy would have finished in 305 days.

3.People have raised $17741935 in the last 31 years.

Nikka 8-14

Anonymous said...

1)Terry Fox started running at the 1980(s). He ran for 143 days and 3339 miles.

2) If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would have 305 more days to travel across the country.

3) For 31 years they have raised 17.74 million annually.


John A 8-16

Anonymous said...

1) He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days, which is 3718 miles.

2) If he had stayed healthy and maintained his rate of a marathon a day, it would have taken him 305 days to travel across the country.

3) Annually, they raise $17741935.


Cyerra Balitaan 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox starting running on April 12th, 1980. His goal was to run 5300 miles, but he only did little over half his goal. He ran 26 miles a day for 143 days straight, for a total of 3339 miles

2) if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 day

3) the foundation raised 17,741,935 in 31 years.

kassey santos 8-14

Anonymous said...

-Terry Fox Math-

1.) In the year 1980, Terry Fox ran a total of 3 339 miles (5 373 km).

2.) If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would have crossed Canada in 305 days.

3.) They would raise a total of
$17 741 935. 48 for 31 years.


~Daphne Amelo 8-73

Anonymous said...

1. Terry fox ran 5 373.59 kilometers in 1980.

2. Terry fox would've crossed Canada in 305 days if he stayed healthy.

3. every year they raised $17 741 935.45

Alyshia Da Silva 8-14

Anonymous said...

1.Terry Fox ran 26 miles for 143 days.The total miles he ran was 3,339.

2.If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would have finished in 365 days.

3.The past 31 years they have collected $17741935.

Samantha Macabeo 8-14

Mary709 said...

1. Terry Fox ran approximately 5373km(3339miles).

2.N/A.

3. Each year, they have raised about $ 17 741 935.48. So they made 550 000 000 in the past 31 years.
-Mary Duong.

Anonymous said...

1.) He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2.) If he stayed healthy would have finished in 305 days.

3.) People have raised 550 million dollars in the last 31 years, each year people raise 17.74 million dollars.

- Joy Abaya 8-73

Kim 8-73 said...

1) In 1980, Terry Fox ran a total of 5, 373 kilometres. In other words, he ran 3, 339 miles.

2) If he stayed healthy, he would have finished 305 days in 5, 300 miles.

3) $550 000 000 divided by 31 = 17,742,935.
They raised $17,741,935.45 annually.

jamodin 816 said...

1) Terry Fox ran 3339m in 143 days. So he ran about 5373km.
(3339 ÷ 0.62 = 5373)

2)If Terry Fox stayed healthy, he would have crossed Canada in 305 days.

3) They raise $17 741 935.45 annually.
(550 000 000 x 31 = 17 741 935.45)

Anonymous said...

1. Terry fox ran 5,373 km in 1980

2. If he stayed healthy he would've finished in 305 days

3. For 31 years they raised $11741935

-melina cuneapen 8-14

Anonymous said...

1. Terry ran 5,373 kilometres (3339 miles) in 1980.

2. If he stayed healthy, he would've finished in 305 days.

3. They raised 17 741 935 million dollars every year for 31 years.

Shera Andulan 8-16

Melody 8-14 said...

1) he ran 5373km in 1980

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days

3)every year they raise $17741935 for 31 years

Anonymous said...

1.Terry Fox ran 5,373km
2.If Terry stayed healthy he would of crossed Canada in 305 days
3.They rasied $17741935 for 31 years
-kyanna 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran 5373km in 1980.

2) If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3) For 31 years they raised $17741935 for 31 years.

Diana Bui 8-14

Anonymous said...

1: In 1980 Terry Fox ran 5373km.

2: If Terry Fox was healthy he would have finished in 305 days, and he would have ran 12762km.

3:The Terry Fox foundation raises $1,7741,935 every year for 31 years


Michael Adisaz 8-73

Angela 8-16 said...

1. He ran for 5373km in 1980.

2. If he was to stay healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3. Annually they would raise $17,741,935.48

Jomel 8-16 said...

1.Terry Fox ran 3339 miles (5373.59kilometres) by divding by 143 which is days, u get 23.34 miles a day (37.56 kilometres)

2.He would have finished in 305 days if he stayed healthy

3.once year we raise 17741935.48

Jomel 8-16 said...

i forgot to put dollars at the end

Anonymous said...

1. In 1980 Terry Fox ran 5,373km, or 3339 miles.

2. If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3. For 31 years they have raised $17741935.

Sarissa Lloyd 8-16

Anonymous said...

1) He ran for 143 days and 5,373km in 1980.

2) If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3) Each year people raise 17.74 million dollars.


Aaron Sawbo 8-14

Kyia 8 73 said...

Terry Fox

1. Terry Fox in 1980 ran for 143 days straight which is 3 339 miles.

2. If Terry Fox would have stayed healthy, he would have cross canada in 305 days

3.Terry For raise $ 1774193548 each year annually.

Kit 8-16 said...

1) Terry ran 5373 kilometers or 3339 miles in 1980.

2) If he had stayed healthy, he would have finished in 305 days.

3) Every year, Terry's runs have raised $17741935 annually.

Anonymous said...

1) In 1980 Terry Fox ran 5,373km in 143 days.

2) If Terry Fox stayed healthy, he could've ran across Canada for 305 days.

3) The Terry Fox foundation raised about $17,741,935.48 each year. So they would made 550 000 000 in the past 31 years.

Each year, they have raised about $ 17 741 935.48 annually. So they made 550 000 000 in the past 31 years.

Abigail Ramos 8-73

Anonymous said...

1) He ran a total of 3,339 miles a day.

2) If he did stay healthy he would have finished his marathon in 305 days.

3) In 31 years people have raised $17741935

Elijah Caparros 8-17

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran 26 miles per day for 143 days and that is 5373km or 3,339 miles.

2) If he had stayed healthy and continued the run, he would finish his race in 305 days(5,300 miles).

3) Every year they have raised $17,741,935.48 and for 31 years they raided 550 million dollars.

Serena 8-14

Anonymous said...

1. Terry Fox ran 5373km in 1980

2. If he stayed healthy he would've finished in 305 days to run across the country.

3. They raise $17741935 every year for 31 years !

Norien Reyes 8- 73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox ran for 26 miles a day for 143 days and is a total of 3,339 miles(5,373km) in 1980.
2) If Terry Fox had stayed healthy and ran 26 miles a day, he would have finished in 305 days. Hi goal was to run 5,300 miles across Canada but he only finish 3,339 miles.
3) Every year they raise a total of $17,741,935.48. To date,(For 31 years) they have raised $550 million.

Irena T. 8-14

Anonymous said...

1). He ran 5373km for 143 days
2). If he was still healthy he would have finished in 305 days.
3).They raised $17741935 for 31 years

-Jay Jay Ladesma 8-17

Priya873 said...

1) Km/Days
37.57Km/1Day=Xkm/143Days

X=5373Km

Terry Fox ran 5373 Km in 1980.



2) km/days
37.57Km/1Day=8529Km/X

X=227 Days

If Terry Fox stayed healthy, he would have finished in 227 days.

Jacquelynn709 said...

1) He ran for 143 days and he ran about 26 miles a day so he ran 3, 399 miles.
2) If he stayed healthy and and kept running at the same rate he would finish in 305 days.
3)Every year they would raise
177 4135 because 550 million divided by 31 = to 177 4135 dollars approximately.

Anonymous said...

1.Terry Fox ran 3 339 miles in 1980.
2. If Terry Fox stayed healthy would crossed Canada in 305 days.
3. They raised about $17 million dollars.

-Tinille Medina 8-73

Anonymous said...

1)he ran 26 miles a day for 143 straight days and ran a total of 3339 miles

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days,5300 miles

3)for 31 years they raised $17741935

Lance Tugade 8-73

Anonymous said...

1. Terry Fox ran 5,373 km or approximately 3,339 m in 1980.

2. If he had stayed healthy, he would have finished in 305 days.

3. For 31 years, they have raised approximately $17.74 million


-Isabel Dominguez 8-73

cindy711 said...

1)Terry Fox ran 6006 km in 143 days. Because 1 marathon is 42 km and he ran 1 marathon per day. So it's 42x143=6006km.

2)If he was going to run 8000 km in the whole trip and kept running, he would finnish in about 190 days.

3)The Marathon of hope raised 17.74 million dollars on average per year.

Cindy Su 8-14

Anonymous said...

(1) He ran 3718 miles in 1980.
(2) If he stayed healthy, he would've finished in 315 days.
(3) Every year, they raise approximately 17 million dollars.

- Suzzene Palattao 8-17

Anonymous said...

terry fox run 5373km in 1980

if terry fox stayed healthy he would have finish in 305 days

every year the terry fox foundation raised 17.74 million in 31 years



PAULO EMETERIO 8 73

Anonymous said...

1) Terry Fox Ran 5373km and 3339 miles

2)if he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 day

3)For 31 years he raised 17.74 million dollars

Aaron Lapuz 8-73

ronalen 8-14 said...

1. In 1980 Terry Fox ran a total 3718 miles.

2. If Terry had stayed healthy and been able to finish the marathon he would have finished in 203.84 days.

3. Every year since Terry's tragic death they raised 17.74 million dollars annually.

ronalen millar 8-14

Anonymous said...

He ran 5373 km in 1980.

If he stayed healthy and continue he would finished in 305 days.

They raised 17 741 935 million dollars eahc year.

Marielle 8-73

Jada 8-17 said...

1. Terry ran 5373km in 1980.

2.If he was still healthy it woulsd take him 305 days to finish.

3. Anually they raise $ 17 741 935.48 a year.

Carlor said...

1)1 marathon= 42 km. So, 42 x 143 day equals 6006 km

2)If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3)The Marathon of hope raise 17.74 million dollars on average annualy.

Anonymous said...

I think:

Km 42.26 143
---- ----- = ----
Days 1 6043.18

is the same as:

days 1 143
---- ----- = ----
km 42.26 6043.18

Because when I tried to do the steps I did with the original one it worked and I got the same answer.

Maro Medina 8-73

Anonymous said...

1.Terry Fox run 3339 miles in 1980.

2.If Terry Fox stayed healthy he would finish in 305 days

3. Every year they raise $ 17 741 935. I got this answer because I divided 550 million dollars by 31.

Rose Marzo Rm. 8-17

Anonymous said...

1. Terry Fox ran 26 miles a day, 143 days straight... all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2.If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days= 5300 miles.

3.People have raised $17,741,935 in the last 31 years.


Kim Gacusan 8-17

michael772 said...
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michael772 said...

1)In 143 days straight he ran a full marathon which is a total of 3339 miles (5373 km).

2)If he stayed healthy he would of finished in 305 days.

3)They raised $17 741 935 in 31 years

michael 8-17

sheila772 said...

1. He ran 26 miles everyday for 143 days straight, so all together he ran 3,339 miles.

2. If he stayed healthy would have finished in 305 days.

3.People have raised $17741935 in the last 31 years.

hendrix709 said...

1.He 3339 miles.He ran 26 miles every day and he did it for 143 days straight.
2.If he stayed healthy and continued running he would've finished it 305 days.
3.Annually the foundation raise 17741935.

Anonymous said...

1.) Terry Fox ran 3339 km in 1980.

2.) If he stayed healthy he would have finished in 305 days.

3.) They raised $17741935 for 31 years.

Randolph Cabaguio 8-14

Kamille817 said...

Terry ran 5,373 kilometers (3,339 mi) in 1980. He ran 26 miles a day.

If he had stayed health and maintained his rate if marathon a day, it would take him 305 days to travel across the country.

To date in the 31 years after Terry's tragic death his runs have raised $550 million dollars. They raised $17 741 935.45 annually.