Tag Archive: money

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…

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!