Would You Rather? Digging for Treasure

A pirate has buried two treasure chests. You can choose one to dig up.
Would you rather dig up …

The first treasure chest, which is 2.5 kilometers away and buried somewhere in a 25 foot by 38 foot yard, no more than 3 feet deep? Or the second treasure chest, which is 1,500 meters away and buried somewhere in a 22 foot by 16 foot yard, up to 6 feet deep?

Use pictures, models, words, numbers, or symbols to justify your choice.

I would rather dig up … because …


Think of one thing you could change about one or both situations so that your decision would be different. Explain why.


Create your own problem like this one. Share it with someone and ask them to explain their choice.