2/3 Mariana Trench Math Investigation

Sparked by his class’s Marine Studies, a 2/3 student wonders, “How many cups of water are in the Mariana Trench?” and begins to puzzle with a teacher about what he will need to know in order to solve this potentially unsolvable problem.

Meanwhile, two other second and third grade students pose and tackle a more concrete challenge-- deciding to run further than the depth of the Mariana Trench at the school’s Jog-a-Thon.


Did you know that the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans? It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. It reaches a maximum depth of 6.831 miles.

Learn more about the Mariana Trench here.