Tag: HSG.GMD.3

Is this possible?

Brian Shoemaker, a Newton, MA mathematics teacher, saw this Dunkin Donuts Mazda traveling down the road.  He wondered if that size coffee cup could really have coffee in it.  Wouldn’t the car rock back on its rear bumper? How much…

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…

Gumballs galore

Gumball Machine Problem from Brian Marks on Vimeo. Gumball Machine Problem from Brian Marks on Vimeo. Show Brian’s video to your class and let your students cogitate, estimate and calculate. Sheet with only a still shot from the video and…