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Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Have a stack of quarters from the floor to the top of your head OR $225?

Whichever answer you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
Help for teachers:

According to Wikipedia, average height for girls by age:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Female_Stature_vs_Age.svg

According to Wikipedia, average height for boys by age:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Male_Stature_vs_Age.svg

If you want a better conversation, change the $225 to suit your class needs:
http://bit.ly/1jL4qEq

Oh, thickness of a quarter might help:
http://bit.ly/1hKhPNz

Let me know if you use this one and how it goes!

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Have a 30 acre crop planted with seeds that carry a 58% survival rate OR have a 50 acre crop planted with seeds that carry a 42% survival rate?

For different levels of students (as well as students in different geographical regions), the given information may vary. This is purely a hypothetical example to get students thinking about advantages and disadvantages. I’m all for editing this to make it more authentic.