How Long Can You Stand on One Foot? is a classic problem that has variations in a range of mathematics and physical education curricula. This problem allows students to go through the statistical investigation PCAI process (posing a question, collecting data, analyzing data, and then interpreting data).

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Drew Polly,, is an assistantprofessor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Edited by Denise T. Johnson,, an assistant professor of education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Each month this section of the Problem Solvers department discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at

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