Tag Archive: money
How would you rather get paid to take your sibling trick-or-treating?
Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
RECEIVE 500 POUNDS OF PENNIES
40 POUNDS OF QUARTERS? (h/t @approx_normal for this one)
Whichever option students choose, be sure to justify the reasoning with mathematics.
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
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:
According to Wikipedia, average height for boys by age:
If you want a better conversation, change the $225 to suit your class needs:
Oh, thickness of a quarter might help:
Let me know if you use this one and how it goes!