Try
This One with Your Students! 
[Back to Taking the
Numb out of Numbers] 
Is this statement reasonable or unreasonable?
Convince me!

Here's a sample of student answers.

There
is no way that this is true even if you exaggerate. Let's say you
open the refrigerator door 5 times at breakfast, 5 times at lunch
and 5 times at dinner. This would be 15 times a day.

It depends
how many members are in the family. There are six members in my
family so our refrigerator is opened six times more than those who
live on their own.

I took
a survey on this. 6 people said it was reasonable and 2 people said
it was unreasonable. I think it's reasonable.
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