Would You Rather...? > Uncategorized > Would You Rather… Would You Rather… stevens009January 5, 2014Uncategorizedbananas, comparison, money, rate Pay $0.24 for each banana OR Pay $1.99 per pound of bananas? Whichever option you choose, justify your decision with mathematics. Share this WYR:TwitterFacebookGoogleEmailPocketPrintPinterest Post navigation ← Previous post Next post → Comments (7) mrdardy January 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm Love it but I wonder how much real-world knowledge of the size of a bunch of bananas comes into play here. Reply ↓ @jstevens009 January 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm Good point. Would it help if I had another bunch on a scale for comparison? Reply ↓ Tami Llewellyn (@shouldbequiltin) January 9, 2014 at 6:18 am S’s “I want one banana because I won’t eat the others and they will go to waste.” “I need to know how many bananas are in a pound.” “I would buy the pound of bananas because buying one normally costs more.” Wow thanks for making my students think. Reply ↓ @jstevens009 January 12, 2014 at 5:07 am You’re welcome! Did you throw in the twist of “you can break off a banana to make it a bunch that you would actually eat before they go bad”? That’s a funny twist that I didn’t expect. Reply ↓ Matt Vaudrey January 23, 2014 at 10:06 pm Happy Birthday! says Ramiro. Lorraine pointed out that it’s about 6 bananas to a pound, so it’s worth it to buy them individually. Jesus noted that two bananas for $0.48 is a better deal than two bananas for $1.99 (which is a pound). Armando pointed out that it’s better to get the cheap ones because you could get about 8 if you buy them individually. Reply ↓ Maria Selke (@mselke01) February 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm I presented the problem to my students “as is” so that THEY could come up with the additional information they would need. They realized they needed to know how much a banana weighs, and how many bananas are in a pound. Today we will be weighing an assortment of bananas and averaging their weights so that they can make their determination. I like having open questions where NOT all the information is included. That’s real world problem solving! Reply ↓ @jstevens009 February 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm This is incredible. Please share about the conversations that happen after! Reply ↓ Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.