Winning $3000 Grant for Your Billion Dollar Idea

What’s a billion dollars? A whole lot of money! Beyond that definition, how do you get a child to understand the tremendous amount of bills involved in a billion dollars? Teachers are you sensing a math problem? I know you are! Teachers can win $3000 for sharing a clever math problem! Interested? Details below on entering the H&R Block #HowBigIsABillion Contest and a Twitter Party with $1000 work of gift cards being given away! Still interested? I bet you are! Keep reading for details below!

Thinking quickly I picture 1,000,000 Eiffel Towers (1,000 feet tall each) stacked up! That would be VERY high! A BILLION feet high!

H&R Block wants your math problem! Teachers are invited to submit real-life examples that illustrate the concept of a billion dollars. The entry provides a chance to win a $3,000 grant. Ok, it’s not a billion but it sure is a whole lot of money! 

How Big is a Billion? Contest Details

  • The contest runs through March 14, 2014 and to participate, teachers must submit a brief explanation and image of the creative concepts. To access the application, “like” the H&R Block Dollars & Sense Facebook page.
  • Submissions should be square image, minimum size 650×650 pixels, with description of math and research utilized to create the example of the size of $1 billion.
  • There are three prize categories: Elementary School, Middle School and High School and each level will be awarded a Grand Prize ($3,000 grant), 2nd place ($2,000 grant) and 3rd place ($1,000 grant).
  • The first 50 entering educators will receive a $50 bank gift card! 
  • H&R Block has teamed up with WeAreTeachers, an online resource for lesson plans, professional development resources, grants and contests for teachers, to select the finalists and help encourage participation. H&R Block will select the grand prize winners.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on accuracy and creativity.
  • The contest is open to teachers and homeschool educators.
  • Each participant can submit up to eight entries. 

      A Billion Dollar Twitter Party

      As we prepare our BILLION DOLLAR entry, let’s PARTY! This coming Tuesday, March 11th H&R Block is hosting a Twitter party that will be fun and prizes!
      Me –  @SmartyPantsMama
      Alicia, Making Time for Mommy – @aliciamarie112
      Chelsea, Someday I’ll Learn – @somedayilllearn
      Elaina, A Time Out for Mommy – @atimeoutformommy
      Erin, Making Memories with Your Kids – @EMakingMemories
      Jennifer, My Boys and Their Toys – @Lovesmytwoboys
      Julie, Julieverse – @JulieMPron
      Maegen, Sounds Fun Mom – @SoundsFunMom
      Sara, Mom Endeavors – @momendeavors
      Vicky, Mess for Less – @MessForLess

      and @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @HRBlock

      What: Chat about the BILION DOLLAR Ideas for the #HowBigIsABillion H&R Block contest! Plus, a chance to win one of five $200 bank gift cards! 
      When: Tuesday, March 11, at 12p ET / 11a CT / 9a PT
      Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #HowBigIsABillion hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite:
      Hashtag: #HowBigIsABillion
      Prizes: We will randomly award five prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct responses to trivia questions. Each consists of a $200 H&R Block gift card. (No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older.)

      I am working with H&R Block on a paid basis, but opinions are my own.


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