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Do You Want To Be a Millionaire? [Teacher Version]

 

March 2012

Abstract:
This activity is a reworking of the Student Math Notes (SMN) activity “Are You Interested in Stretching Your Dollars?” from November 2001. A 2010–2011 user survey identified the original activity as one of the most popular SMN activities in the current collection of over seventy activities available at www.nctm.org/sem (click “Back Issues”). On the basis of this feedback, the activity was selected for a “face-lift” and now includes suggested solutions, teaching notes, and recommended technology applications. “Do You Want to Be a Millionaire?” addresses the timely topic of financial literacy.

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Do You Want To Be a Millionaire? [Student Version] (PDF)
Stretching Dollars Growth Model (Excel)
Stretching Dollars Tables (Excel)

Keywords:
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Integers
Number Lines
Number Theory
Time