Popcorn Prank

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What would it take to ll this room with popcorn? How many people in the world are talking on their cell phones at this instant? If everyone in the country needed to be inoculated against a virulent strain of influenza, how quickly could this be done? Find the answers to these and other seemingly inaccessible questions by estimating and using knowledge gained from everyday experiences.

This lesson came from Amanda Serenevy and Meth Marchant of the
Riverbend Community Math Center.

http://riverbendmath.org

Further discussion and sample student hand outs may be found at
The Great Popcorn Prank