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Money Management (SK)

Subject Area: Mathematics

Link(s) to the Saskatchewan Mathematics Curriculum:
  • Expand and demonstrate understanding of the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals to greater numbers of decimal places, and the order of operations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between positive decimals, positive fractions (including mixed numbers, proper fractions and improper fractions), and whole numbers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of integers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically.
Brief Overview of the Lesson:

The students will play a game on the Internet called “Math at the Mall.” This real life simulation game will give the students practice solving a variety of problems. They will visit a bank, a café, a toy store, and a gym. Using numeric operations, they must find percentages, use fractions, calculate tax, compare prices and make the correct change.

Estimated Time Required for Implementation:

One class period

Materials Needed:

Computers

Suggested Implementation Strategy:
  • Ask your students to raise their hands if they like going a mall.
  • Tell your students to find a partner and open the following web link.
  • They are to choose a character and spend the class period visiting a virtual mall. http://www.mathplayground.com/mathatthemall1.html
Options for Consideration:
  • Students may do this activity alone.
  • The teacher may use a Smart Board and make this a class activity.
Possible Links to the Home Program:
  • Age 11–13 — What Kind of Spender Are You?
  • Age 14–16 — Tracking Expenses and Managing Money
Extended Learning Opportunities: