Maths: Money Investigation Task

This week we have been focusing on money. Today we are going to continue working in adding and subtracting money amounts with a real life-like investigation.

You will be given a money amount and online catalogues to buy 2 presents each for the following people:

– Yourself, an adult female, an adult male, a 15 year old boy and a 4 year old girl.

As you select presents, you will need to add your totals in the table provided to you and you will not be able to go over the money amount that you have been given.





Money Maths Investigation

Today you are going to begin a Maths Investigation about money. You are going to use the images of the catalogue to find Christmas presents for 4 people. You will be buying for a girl aged 10, a boy aged 15, an adult female, an adult male and yourself. You will be allowed to spend up to $200 on each person and must buy at least 3 things for each person.

Success Criteria:

  • Find at least 3 items per person… you can only spend a maximum of $200 per person.
  • Record each item in a table with the cost.
  • Add up the cost of the items per person by using addition strategies.
  • Record your answers.
  • Add up the total amount that you have spent.

Money Maths Investigation

Lets Go Shopping – Working With Money In Maths

3/4A today you will be given a Maths investigation that you will really love. Here is your scenario:

It is time to go Christmas shopping. You will be:

  1. Shopping for a family of 4 – A female ( A mum) 45 years of age, A Male (A grandad) 67 years of age, A teenage female 16 years of age and a young male toddler 3 years of age.
  2. You have $1000 because you had saved all year to buy really good presents.
  3. You can spend as much as you would like on each person but your total spending can not go over $1000.
  4. Make sure you keep a tally of your calculations.
  5. You will be marked on your mathematical evidence e.g. your working out
  6. You must be able to keep a running total of your expensives.
  7. Use you grid book, this will keep your calculations neat and easy to understand.
  8. Record your spending by naming the items you buy.
  9. You may use Kidblog to record the items and prices. This will stop you from forgetting exactly what you brought and where from.
  10. You will work with a partner.
  11. Have Fun

Here are the websites you must use to go shopping: