How many pallets of brick,do you need to make these,

or

this?

I’ll try this problem out for the first day of class in Applied Math. What extra information do they need?

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A Recursive Process

## Math teacher seeking patterns.

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Super.

Cool one. Just saw a tweeted graphic of different stacks of money that was similar. Showed up to a trillion dollars in $100 bills.

Yea that visualization is awesome! http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

How much time would it take, if you laid one brick each second? Days? Weeks? Months?

How much does it cost?

If you put all the bricks in a line, how long would it be?

OK, I’ll stop now. Fabulous pictures. Let us know how it goes!

Great follow ups! I’ll let you know how it goes (3 more weeks till kids show up).

I like the last follow up by Frank about bricks in a line although I think I naturally wonder more about how tall the bricks would be. Could reverse the process after and show a building and figure out how many pallets or the “how tall stacked up” question.

How many pallets would the completed building hold?

Definitely! Thanks responders, 80 minute block now filled.