Extension Activity #2
Purpose: The purpose of the activity is to show inequality between the funding of schools, vouchers, and government.
Extension Activity Preparation: The class will be placed into pairs and they receive 3-10 pennies.
Lesson: Each person will bet 1-5 pennies. We will have 1 minute rounds. Then the winners will continue playing while those who lost all their pennies will be out but will have the opportunity to receive a voucher by tweeting #ls300sp14.
Follow Up Questions:
- What if everyone started with the same amount of pennies? ( what if all schools had the same amount of funding?)
- Those who have the most pennies would you be willing to give up some pennies to those who don’t have any?
- How did you feel when you lost all your pennies?