Big thanks to @Radical4Math for this one
Go on a 5 minute shopping spree in the department store of your choice
Receive a $2,000 gift card to the department store of your choice?
You get to set the parameters. Do the students get more than one cart? How many members on their team? Anything else?
Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
RECEIVE 500 POUNDS OF PENNIES
40 POUNDS OF QUARTERS? (h/t @approx_normal for this one)
Whichever option students choose, be sure to justify the reasoning with mathematics.
After students finish, have them contemplate what they’re going to do with all that coin!
This is based on a true story. It might also be fun to do some fact-checking and hypothesize why the numbers are different