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Would You Rather…

Pounds of coins

RECEIVE 500 POUNDS OF PENNIES

OR

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…

Watermelon (1)

 

Buy pre-cut watermelon (no rind) at $2.67 per pound

OR

Buy a whole watermelon at $0.26 per pound?

Whichever answer you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics.

For a look at the high cost of cut fruit, go here.

Did you know there’s a watermelon promotion board? Yep!

h/t @mrvaudrey & @approx_normal for bringing this up in conversation!

Would You Rather…

Untitled drawing

Subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 per month

 

OR

 

Subscribe to your local cable company for $19.99 per month?

 

For Hulu Plus rates

For Time Warner Cable rates

Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics!  There are plenty of spin-offs available with sports packages, movie packages, and others that can be brought into the conversation.  If you do this with your students, please let me know so I can improve it (or just hear how the chat went!).

h/t @lohstorres1 for this post!

 

 

Would You Rather…

Untitled drawing

Subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 per month

 

OR

 

Subscribe to your local cable company for $19.99 per month?

 

For Hulu Plus rates

For Time Warner Cable rates

Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics!  There are plenty of spin-offs available with sports packages, movie packages, and others that can be brought into the conversation.  If you do this with your students, please let me know so I can improve it (or just hear how the chat went!).

h/t @lohstorres1 for this post!

 

 

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Lease a $19,000 vehicle with a $2,000 down payment OR buy a $19,000 vehicle with $0 down payment.

*** Disclaimer: the car featured in the picture is NOT for sale! ***

Some links that may be helpful:
http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/should-you-lease-or-buy-your-car.html
http://www.kbb.com/
http://www.edmunds.com/calculators/car-lease.html

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.