Would You Rather…

Phone Plans

Choose Option A, Option B, Option C, Option D, OR Option E when purchasing a new phone? Whichever option you choose, please justify your reason using mathematics. 

For the sake of this exercise, assume that this pricing model is for the wireless provider of your choice.

Screenshot from att.com cell phone purchasing options, September 13th, 2015.

Would You Rather…

Gas Pump (1)

Wait in Line A or Line B to fill your vehicle with gasoline?

An assumption being made is that the hose for the gas pump will reach either side of the vehicle without any problem.

Whichever choice you make, justify your reasoning with mathematics.

Dan Meyer tackled a similar issue here with the shopping cart dilemma.

Want to tweak the numbers? You can have the original, make a copy in your Google Drive, then have at it.

Would You Rather…

Basketball Players (1)

…have Player A, B, or C on your favorite basketball team? This is the only information available at the moment!

Whichever option you choose, please justify your reasoning with mathematics.

Teachers, this option may be another option for your students. Feel free to manipulate it to make it yours!

Here is the original tweet from @calcdave. Thanks to @emergentmath, @absvalteaching, & @cmmteach for help