Estimating Volume: The Money Munchers

This Estimating Volume: The Money Munchers lesson plan also includes:

Don't stuff money under your mattress. To find out why learners first complete a task determining how $24,000 in cash would affect the height of a mattress and whether this same amount would fit into a suitcase of given dimensions. They then evaluate provided sample responses to the same task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson to reinforce estimation and geometry concepts
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have access to calculators
  • Activity requires sheets of poster paper
Pros

  • Includes projector resources that can be used with a variety of devices (overhead, SmartBoard, etc.)
  • Provides questions and prompts to correct common issues
Cons

  • Somewhat nonrealistic context
Common Core