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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Flea Market Math


My math group has been practicing our money skills recently. I'd like to reward all their hard work by having a "flea market" day. Each child who is in the first or second grade will be able to participate in this very fun activity, no matter who they go to for math class.

This is how it will work:

Starting tomorrow, please bring in unwanted junk. This should include cheesy McDonald toys, little hot wheel cars, plastic jewelry/trinkets - you get the idea. Clean out those toy chests and closets! The more stuff we collect, the more fun the activity is. We will price all items between 1 - 25 cents.

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will have our flea market! Each child should bring in a $1.00 bill and a shopping bag. I will draw names, and each person in turn will get the opportunity to purchase one favorite item. After the most desired items are purchased, then additional turns will be given until everything is gone.

This is a good opportunity to practice counting money and making change! We've been working on it in school, too, but a little role-playing at home will be excellent preparation for the big day!

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

This is a wonderful project and will give the children so much fun and learn something at the same time. Awesome.