Picked up this package of Google Eyes at the dollar store. Do you see the math problem-solving potential?
Look at the big arrow. I bought this package of eyes intending to use them for people eyes in an art project. If I'm using them for people, what problem will I encounter if the package holds 125 eyes? How many people can I make?
Look at the small arrow. It shows that the package contains:
15 pc (2.4cm), 50 pc (1.2cm), 60pc (1cm)
If I use same-sized eyes for each person, how many people can I make with each size? Will I have any leftovers to create a "one-eyed monster?" If so, which size eye will my monster have?
This morning over the breakfast table, this package led to a discussion about odd and even numbers. I love looking for math problems in the environment!