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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.

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Have 1 of 8 slices from a 10″ pizza OR 1 of 10 slices from a 14″ pizza?

Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

For a really cool Geogebra extension, check this out:

http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93697

Here’s one with scaffolding:

http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93700

Thank you @mathbutler for that!  If you aren’t following his blog, do so now:

http://mathbutler.wordpress.com/