# **Fourth Graders Participated in a Political ****Art Installation, and then Posed ****Mathematical Questions About It. **

** ***“It’s my first political performance and I just felt I had to do it now. I wanted to show that any wall is dismantlable. We, the public, can tear down walls when society gets together. It could be a mental, physical, or political wall – the point is, it’s ephemeral.”*–**Bosco Sodi, Artist**

###### Photos by Robert Banat: RobertBanat.com RobertBanat@gmail.com

**Here Are the Range of Math Questions They Asked:**

**How Can We Use the Size of One Brick to Determine the Height and Length of the Wall?**

**How Many Inches Taller Is the Wall Height Compared to the Average Height of a 4th Grader?**** **

**How Many Bricks Are in Each Layer?**

**Does Each Row Have the Same Number of Bricks?**

**If Muro is Dismantled in 4 Hours, How Many Bricks Are Taken Down in 15 Minutes?**

**If There Were 20 People on Each Side of the Wall Taking Down 1 Brick Each, How Many Bricks Would Each Person Take Down?**

**How Many Bricks Could 8 People Remove During Each Hour If They Worked All Three Hours?**

**How Many Bricks In One Row?**

**How Many Bricks Need to be Removed Every 15 Minutes to Take Down Muro in Four Hours?**

**How Can Two Lines of People Dismantle 1,600 Bricks?**

**How Many Bricks Are Going Horizontally?**

**1,644 Bricks Were Dismantled in 4 Hours. ****How Many Bricks Were Dismantled in One Hour?**

**How Many Bricks Are There In Every Other Row Starting From the Top?**

**How Tall Are We Compared To The Muro Wall?**

**How Can 80 Volunteers Dismantle Muro?**

**Six Scenarios To Take Down Muro in Four Hours**

**There Are 1,644 Bricks. How Many Bricks Would Each Person Remove?**