Would You Rather? Let It Snow!

There is a snowstorm heading toward your town.

Would you rather have the snowstorm start…

At midnight, snowing 1 and 1-fourth inches per hour for 7 hours, then 2-thirds of an inch per hour for 2 more hours? Or, at noon, snowing 1 and 3-fifths inches per hour for 6 hours, then 3-fourths of an inch per hour for 3 more hours.

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

I would rather have the snowstorm start … because … 


Can you think of a reason the other choice might make sense?


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