The Toothpaste Millionaire
In Toothpaste Millionaire, sixth-grade Rufus Mayflower decides that toothpaste costs too much. With help from his good friend, Kate Mackinstrey, he starts his own toothpaste making business. He bets he can make a whole gallon of toothpaste for the same price as one tube from the store. He just has one problem – he needs to solve real-life math problems first!
From his meager beginnings with re-used baby food jars up to a fully professional operation, Rufus builds his business! With stockholders and a tube-filling machine, he rakes in the cash. Furthermore, he confuses the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry with his methods.
This fun, breezy story includes many mathematical problems which the characters must solve to succeed in their budding business. Likable, clever, and inventive sixth-graders Rufus Mayflower and Kate Makinstrey develop and sell toothpaste to become millionaires in just one year! But can these two entrepreneurs keep up with the high demand for their popular product?