Halfway to Hawaii
by Dan Meyer
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How close will the geographical midpoint be to the midpoint of flight time?











What number would you choose? Will you have to split your prize with a bunch of other people? How far off do you think people will be?

Exact? To what degree of precision? (Common Core Math Practice #6: Attend to precision.)








Determine the geographical midpoint of the trip at sea level, at 3,000 metres and at 10,000 metres elevation.



Are we assuming the pilot won't speed up or slow down in order to cut down on the number of winners? How would you graph this?













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