While Math Hombre is traditionally ad free, I do owe a link to my daughter Ysabela. In exchange for her review of Babymouse: Dragonslayer, the excellent math/fantasy graphic novel by Jennifer Holm, I promised to plug her market craft.

Yzzy's Sticky Silverware has recycled silverware affixed with two powerful magnets and artistic embellishments to make a beautiful and practical refrigerator decoration. A steal at $1.25 decorated ($1 plain), you might pay up to $5 for a similar product at a craft show. Check it out! Mailing is at cost.

Some of the math involved was: figuring out the unit cost from the total materials cost, and also balances, profit margin, the length of the total wire based on the wire per silverware, (which was a pretty good upper el measurement problem). What is her break even point? That's the next calculation!

## Thursday, October 29, 2009

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