So - my contribution for the day is a 'real-world' problem related to moving. Just a few thoughts as I gather my sanity before the next closet clean out.
If you saved every National Geographic magazine since 1969, how many magazines is that and how many pounds would it weigh? And, if you now have to take this to the recycling bin, how many trips will this take? You might ask your students what additional information might be needed (see list below):
- How many magazines are printed in a year?
- What does a typical magazine weigh?
- What kind of car are we driving?