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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- You have $1000 because you had saved all year to buy really good presents.
- You can spend as much as you would like on each person but your total spending can not go over $1000.
- Make sure you keep a tally of your calculations.
- You will be marked on your mathematical evidence e.g. your working out
- You must be able to keep a running total of your expensives.
- Use you grid book, this will keep your calculations neat and easy to understand.
- Record your spending by naming the items you buy.
- You may use Kidblog to record the items and prices. This will stop you from forgetting exactly what you brought and where from.
- You will work with a partner.
- Have Fun
Here are the websites you must use to go shopping:
What different money amounts are there in Australia?
- How many cents are in $1?
- How many 5c make $1?
- How many 10c make $1?
- How many 20c make $1?
- How many 50c make $1?