Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Catalog Math

For another math moment we have some decimal and money practice with a favorite catalog! I assigned the kids various questions like, "How much would it cost to purchase the book with the doll and the accessory kit?" Or, "If you bought, these three sets, and you paid with $40, how much change would you receive?"

The American Girl catalog...of course!

And for the boys...LEGOS! Of course.
This was a great addition to our unit on decimals and money. Who doesn't love wishing for things in a catalog? Thanks Deleise for the great idea!

8 comments:

Teacher of One said...

Love this idea!!So goes with things we are discussing right now.

Kisha said...

Pretty cool idea!!

Your dh said...

Are they calculating shipping and tax? NYS is making many vendors collect tax on catalog / internet orders now. Somehow when they come to me saying they have enough money to purchase something they always seem to forget about those two.

Cindy said...

Linked this to Facebook today! :o)

Heather said...

Good call Mr. Principal. I will do that with those ready for the skill!

e-Expeditions said...

Fantastic idea! I love these kinds of every day math moments. :)

Jeff and Sarah said...

I love this idea! Why haven't I thought of this before? :)

Berry Patch said...

Great idea! I'm going to have to try this out.