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A Million Penny Project

This Technology Problem of the Week (tPoW) challenges students to compile a spreadsheet that tracks different savings rates across different time spans, and to then use their accounting work to identify the calendar date when those contributions reach the goal of accumulating 1,000,000 pennies. Solve and explain your solution; download hints and answer checks. Also available in Spanish. Free registration is required.
Contributed by: The Math Forum, Author
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Other Math Topic
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeProblem Set

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorThe Math Forum, Author
    • Publication Date1999
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1994-2011 Drexel University.
    • AccessFree access with registration
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