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Would You Rather…

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Purchase

Shake Mix A for $23

OR

Shake Mix B for $110?

Whichever answer you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

To extend this conversation, it would be fun to ask the students follow-up questions:

What other information would you like to know about Shake A and/or Shake B?

How would that information influence your decision?

Links to the shake labels:

Shake Mix A

Shake Mix B

There are plenty of examples of protein shake labels on the Internet.  I would be encouraged to make this a part of a lesson that analyzes nutrition labels, regardless of whether or not my students were drinking protein shakes.  There is a HUGE market for them and students certainly know someone who is enamored with shakes for one reason or another.

Would You Rather…

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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…

Would You Rather...

Earn a dollar for every foot in 1 mile OR earn a dollar for every day you’ve been alive?

BONUS: How old do you have to be before it is more beneficial to take the money based on days alive? Change the miles to challenge the audience.

http://www.beatcanvas.com/daysalive.asp

Whichever answer you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics