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  • Piggy Bank Revisited [Day 1]

    Posted by Kyle Pearce on June 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    How do you plan to use this task?

    After reviewing the Teacher Guide, do you still have any wonders or worries?

    Once you’ve used the task, be sure to share what modifications you made either before or during the task and what you might do differently next time.

    Kyle Pearce replied 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Amy Henderson

    July 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

    In looking at this task and thinking about how I might use it, first I solved the problem. I used three 50cent pieces, a quarter and a dime, because all of the pieces that fell out of the bank were coins. I love a problem that has multiple solutions so I was excited when I realized that your solution was different. However, I think that students might question the dollar bill coming out of the bank since in the first graphic they all looked like coins. While not commonly used or taught, it could be a dollar coin that is revealed instead of a dollar bill.

    • Stacey Green

      May 18, 2022 at 10:36 am

      Here in Canada, we use dollar coins and two-dollar coins. We no longer have pennies, so our smallest coin is a nickel. It was so nice to have an example that used Canadian money, when so many online resources default to American currency.

    • Kyle Pearce

      May 26, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      This is a great point, Amy. I think we need to offer two sparks: a US and a Canadian spark. What do you think?