Would you rather have a 5 minute shopping spree at a department store of your choice OR a $2,000 gift card to that same store?
Nickelodeon and Toys-R-Us partnered to hold an annual contest called the "Ultimate Toy Run" and it was intense. Contestants, kids whose ages range from 6 to 12 years old, would be given 5 minutes to go through the store and grab as many items as they could fit into a trolley. Intense!
After watching the video above, here is your challenge:
Would you rather have a 5 minute shopping spree at a department store of your choice or a $2,000 gift card to that same store?
Before getting your strategy together, here are the parameters:
Ask the dinner table; what do they say?
How did you come up with your answer?
What would be your strategy?
Did you factor in the time between aisles?
How about the sales tax?
Maybe a trip to the department store is in order!
Hopefully this week's Table Talk Math has your dinner table sharing ways in which math can serve a conversation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on Twitter (@TableTalkMath) or reply to this email. Also, I would love to hear what you and the family came up with. Tweet or email me the family's strategies and choices; I'll post some of my favorites.
Thank you for taking the time to improve math fluency for children, one table talk conversation at a time. For previous newsletters, check out the archive each week.
Credit goes to Erick Lee for the subject of this week's newsletter.