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?
Keep your students up on what's happening in space while analyzing Curiosity's speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a "sky crane" landing.
What is an IPO? Are they always good investments?
Students analyze charts and data, learn a little about investing, calculate percent loss (unfortunately), and make some Facebook stock projections.
The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was set in Seoul, South Korea. Check out the pictures and video below:
How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower?