I’m starting to see this stuff more places. This one could be fun. This one is easier mathematically than the Penny Pyramid that Dan Meyer describes here. In Dan’s 3 Act Format, here it is.
Ask the kids what they wonder about. They could go lots of interesting directions with this one.
This video will give them the information they need, assuming their perplexing questions require them to know how many watermelons are in the pyramid.
The answer is in the form of a Word document with a photo and some calculations. I’d love a video. If anyone has the budget for 385 watermelons, the patience to stack them, and the video editing skills to insert a counter to the filmed stacking, I’d gladly take it.
What is the mass of the pyramid?
What is the cost of the pyramid?
How many watermelons could we stack in this room?
If the truck is 20 m from the pyramid, how long would it take to build?
Any other sequels? If so, throw them into the comments.
This zip file (29.7 MB) contains both videos.