Penny Wars

Act One: Check out all of the pennies! What questions come to mind?

If you want the most money, which container should you pick?

What information do you need to answer this question?  What assumptions must you make to solve this problem?

CCSS: 8.G.9 , HSG.GMD.3 

Act Three, the solutions:  Image One  , Image Two , Image Three 


Sequel:  Which jar could hold the most pennies?  How do you know?

Special thanks to Mrs. Mercado for the pic of the pennies!


3 comments for “Penny Wars

  1. teacher tammy
    September 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Loved the images, want to use for my third graders within our estimation conversation.
    Especially liked the tips page and the idea that the containers might hold something
    hidden under the pennies-you don’t know if you can’t see it- and the scale for bringing
    in the concrete use of measurement as a way to find a solution… thanks!

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