Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Have 1 of 8 slices from a 10″ pizza OR 1 of 10 slices from a 14″ pizza?

Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

For a really cool Geogebra extension, check this out:

http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93697

Here’s one with scaffolding:

http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93700

Thank you @mathbutler for that!  If you aren’t following his blog, do so now:

http://mathbutler.wordpress.com/

Comments (11)

  1. Emma

    1/8 slices from a 10′ pizza.

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    1. @jstevens009

      Why?

      Reply
  2. missjsnelling
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  3. Teresa Ryan

    Love this site John. Really great thinking here for all of us. 😀

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    1. @jstevens009

      Thank you Teresa!

      Reply
  4. jensilvermath

    The pizza on the left looks so much better! I’ll take that one. (Sorry, not the point, huh?)

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  5. Mr-Butler

    Original Applets had an error in the final calculation:
    Here are the fixed links (if it hasn’t already been changed on wyr site)
    http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93697
    http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m93700

    Reply
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    1. @jstevens009

      Good stuff!!!

      Reply
  7. Miss Simpson

    Our class thinks the pizza on the right looks better. We agreed that 1/8 of the 10″ pizza would be more so we would like to take that piece.

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