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Would You Rather…

bath towels vs soap

Be required to carry 30 bath towels OR 80 bars of soap? The distance or duration is up to you, but come up with a standard for the class. Also, some Google searches may be necessary to make your decision.

Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics. Maybe you can stack bars of soap in an array that’s easy to carry. Maybe you can load up on bath towels.

How much does a bath towel weigh (on average)?

How much does a bar of soap weigh (on average)?

This would also be a fun experiment to do in class with bath towels and bars of soap.

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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Subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 per month

 

OR

 

Subscribe to your local cable company for $19.99 per month?

 

For Hulu Plus rates

For Time Warner Cable rates

Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics!  There are plenty of spin-offs available with sports packages, movie packages, and others that can be brought into the conversation.  If you do this with your students, please let me know so I can improve it (or just hear how the chat went!).

h/t @lohstorres1 for this post!

 

 

Would You Rather…

Untitled drawing

Subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 per month

 

OR

 

Subscribe to your local cable company for $19.99 per month?

 

For Hulu Plus rates

For Time Warner Cable rates

Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics!  There are plenty of spin-offs available with sports packages, movie packages, and others that can be brought into the conversation.  If you do this with your students, please let me know so I can improve it (or just hear how the chat went!).

h/t @lohstorres1 for this post!

 

 

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Lease a $19,000 vehicle with a $2,000 down payment OR buy a $19,000 vehicle with $0 down payment.

*** Disclaimer: the car featured in the picture is NOT for sale! ***

Some links that may be helpful:
http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/should-you-lease-or-buy-your-car.html
http://www.kbb.com/
http://www.edmunds.com/calculators/car-lease.html