The Incredible Shrinking Dollar

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Make money disappear! Young scholars watch as a copier shrinks a dollar bill to 75 percent of its size. Learners are left to determine the size of the dollar bill after nine passes through the copier.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post copies of a different-sized object shrunk with a copier using the same rate of decrease
  • Incorporate as an introduction to geometric sequences
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of percent change

  • Includes different options as extensions to the activity
  • Provides an option to download the video for use offline

  • None
Common Core