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Would You Rather…

Pounds of coins



40 POUNDS OF QUARTERS? (h/t @approx_normal for this one)

Whichever option students choose, be sure to justify the reasoning with mathematics.

Data from the US Mint might help.

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

Would You Rather…

Flip 3 coins and win if they all match OR roll 3 dice and win if none of them match?

Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

For additional twists on this WYR task, check out the other options below.

h/t @mjfenton for this!