ERIC Number: EJ875533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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$158 per Quart: The Value of a Volume of Coins
Kcenich, Stephen; Boss'e, Michael J.
AMATYC Review, v29 n2 p15-21 Spr 2008
The ubiquitous change jar (or any other container) is the focus of this investigation. Using random pocket change, a distribution is determined and statistical tools are employed to calculate the value of given volumes of coins. This brief investigation begins by considering money, which piques the interest of most students, and uses this foundation to carry them into increasingly deeper mathematical and statistical investigations. Real world scenarios and teaching tips are provided throughout.
Descriptors: Investigations, Vignettes, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Experiments, Demonstrations (Educational), Statistical Distributions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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