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Would You Rather…

credit cards

Would You Rather have the Amazon Prime credit card OR the Capital One Quicksilver credit card?

This post was created on the heels of news that Amazon is creating a card for their Prime members. Credit card companies sweeten their rewards programs all the time, so there are a lot of cards that you could compare. When students are working through this activity, there are some potential hurdles: Prime offers “5% back” but Capital One is offering “unlimited 1.5% cash back.” Hmmmm…

Capital One’s details

Amazon’s details

Each credit card image can be found on its respective site.

Would You Rather…

Coupon % vs $

Use a coupon worth
$20 off your entire purchase
OR
20% off your entire purchase?

h/t @ddmeyer

Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

As a follow-up to this, there could be a conversation around when it would be worth it to take the 20% coupon. What if it was a 30% coupon? Where is the breaking point?

To extend this even further as a full lesson around percent markup and discount, Dan has done some extensive work on the lesson design.

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.