My town has a site on Facebook to share puzzles. I came up with the idea to write our Last Names on the puzzles as we pass them around and called it #PuzzleJourney. I think people liked the idea.
My husband said it reminded him of "Where's George?" I hadn't heard of it but it is a way of tracking dollar bills. You stamp a dollar bill with a stamp you buy. I bought one with pink ink, like this one but it will say "Made in Math Class/Hopkinton MA"
I registered on the site and enter five $1 bills. It is so cool. It keeps a history with a lot of information broken down into tables. There is even a George score. With my five bills and not having traveled anywhere yet, my George score is 126. I wondered how it was calculated. I found it at the bottom of the website.
Very interesting. I was chatting with Sam Shah about the formula because I didn't know if it was real or just made up. He has some good thoughts. I'm going to think on it more.
I am going to ask my students to each bring in a dollar bill. I will record all their numbers and then stamp them. Then, the kids should go spend it and we will follow #MyDollarJourney. Then, I was thinking it would be fun to set a date, say June 15th, and have a contest to see whose dollar went the farthest. I could do 1 winner per class.
If interested, give it a try!