Students LOVE this Oregon Trail simulation and beg for more time to play! But best part is, student wagon groups decide cooperatively and wagons are moved by playing math probability games! Sneaking in math and group work is a side bonus to this simulation.
Student pioneers sit in wagon groups and
This Measure-Thon project based learning activity is the perfect way to celebrate and assess your students’ understanding of second grade measurement concepts.
• Looking for an interactive end-of-unit assessment?
• A whole class measurement simulation?
• A project based learning
Oregon Trail here we come! This interactive, simulation activity gives students a glimpse of what life was like on the Oregon Trail and it is definitely #oneofmyfavorites! By rolling dice, keeping track of supplies, and following a map, students will get to learn about this historical event in an
4.MD.3 - Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
Students will pla
Electoral College. I've used this Electoral College activity for over a decade and it has always been a hit - especially on an election year! You are provided with a 35-slide PowerPoint that explains how the electoral college works as well as the potential flaws of the system. Students are then p
This bundle provides an engaging business unit that promotes creativity. Students will:
-Learn the basics of starting up a business
-Brainstorm their own ideas for a business
-Create a business plan
-Analyze their business plan
-Explore various marketing strategies
-Create a marketing campaign
Turn your students into an active ecosystem. This activity is similar to the classic Oh Deer simulation with a roadrunner and coyote twist.
This sequence of NGSS aligned activities/assessments includes two simulation activities in which students are in the roles of a population of roadrunners, a p
Immigration is an amazing subject to study and students LOVE this project! The scope of this classroom-tested, fabulous integrated immigration simulation covers myriad curriculum areas, and is terrific fun for students to collaboratively complete! Additionally, they apply concepts introduced durin
This engaging activity allows students to use a real life scenario to apply scatterplot data and line of best fit to. Students use data to solve a mystery and capture the correct suspect.
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This hands on heredity and probability cross curricular math and science activity ties together the science concepts of heredity and the use of Punnett Squares to the math concepts of experimental and theoretical probability.
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I am so excited to share these 40 technology choice task cards with you! I've complied some amazing resources in this group of cards and not only included the website, but also the QR code for easy scanning.
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If you’re looking for a way that give kids the opportunity to see what it’s like to have the financial responsibilities of an adult, this Project-based Learning Simulation is it! In this financial literacy unit, kids will confront the challenges we all face, as they try to make their money last the
Strengthen your student's skills with benchmark and equivalent fractions with real world problem solving! Students are given a problem page with lots of reading that includes a recipe, and then a problem to solve. This is especially perfect for allowing students to explore the abstract concept of f
Kids will master the concepts of least common multiple and greatest common factor by actually manipulating items into groups. With this fun, hands-on activity, the problems are already created for you!
An answer key is provided. All you need is to print the worksheet and distribute base-ten blo
The Checkbook Project pumps life into a classroom the way the stimulus package pumped bucks into GM. It improves test scores, inspires the entrepreneurial spirit, and even turns "thugs" into pussycats. Simply put, it's a more complex form of "class money" without the bother of handing out Monopoly b
This PowerPoint presentation uses animations to demontrate 3 types of tranformations: translations, rotations, and reflections. Students can actively create their own transformational shape that can then be translated, rotated, or reflected to build a tessellation. Turn Geometry into a fun art pr
Enjoy the REAL WORLD MATH SERIES in one package. Students will be able to use these tasks in math stations. There are enough tasks to keep students busy for months.(Contains restaurants, shopping, groceries, real world tasks, and home improvement packs)
This is a Smartboard file to be used while reading The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. The file consists of 5 screens, each with an increasing number of plates (labeled with character names) that need to be filled with the 12 available cookies. The cookies can be moved onto the plates to help stude
Want to make elapsed time easier for your students? For many students the circular aspect of a clock makes it hard to understand elapsed time. So, why not make it linear, rather than circular and take out the confusion?
In this file you will receive:
small minute cards for small gr
Cells - Cell Size Diffusion and Math Lab
Why are cells so small? This integrated math lab allows students to experiment with various "cell" sizes to determine the ideal cell size. Lab activity includes lots of measurements and calculations to demonstrate why the ratio of surface area to volume is
This real life application will help your students practice finding prices after taxes, tips, and discounts. Transform your classroom into a restaurant with these easy to follow guidelines, menu, and student worksheets. Invite younger students to visit and be your customers (they will have the opp
Clearly understanding place value is critical as students move into the upper grades, as Math moves towards a more algorithm based approach. Why not have fun, while learning this critical concept! This packet of five fun cooperative Common Core Aligned activities allows students the opportunity to
Telling Time on the Clock - 3D pdf. Telling time interactive fun! Telling time to the hour, time to the half hour, time to the quarter hour...even time to the minute! Perfect for telling time on interactive Smartboard or touch screen.
Can you guess what time it is? Play it and let it spin. Pause i
This project was recently completed with two all gifted classes as a part of an economics unit (a 4th grade class and a 5th grade class). The students absolutely loved the unit, and they all retained the important information as proven by their assessments. This could be modified and used in the
Math Position Words - 3D animated math positional word slides. Also useful for teaching prepositions and prepositional phrases. Kids will have fun with 3D animation on a touchscreen or SMARTboard. Watch the little helicopter fly! Please let me know what you think. Thank you and enjoy!
This is one of the most interesting and engaging lessons I use every year dealing with personal finance. The students are always interested to find out what the value of the car they are driving or riding in everyday is worth. This lesson teaches students how higher interest rates and length of lo
Personal Financial Literacy Program- MAKE MONEY, MANAGE MONEY, INVEST MONEY
A year long unit on financial literacy via a classroom economy.
Be the teacher your students will never forget while giving them knowledge they will carry into their own futures!
Do this by creating you
Sure there are lots of consumer math lessons out there, but this one is just like being in a reality game show. Each student draws a biographical sketch depicting their income, marital status, number of children and education level. Using the statistically accurate data, they plan a budget, purcha
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If you would like to get started building a classroom community and economy, this is the resource for you! I have shared ideas for 21 jobs (with the capacity to make sure everyone in your class has a weekly responsibility). 14 jobs have printable and editable
Included in this product you will find a credit card simulation activity that requires students to choose between three different furniture store credit cards (all with different interest rates and special deals). After they choose a credit card and fill out an application, they will practice calcul
This trading simulation game was developed during my practicum as part of a unit on Canada's trading partners but can be easily adapted for History and Social Studies lessons in other countries, as well as exploring ancient civilizations. The focus of the game is to instill an understanding of the u
The scenario on this chart is as follows:
"MasterCard sent you a fabulous new credit card offer in the mail. It is a special card for teens with really low minimum monthly payment percent of 4%. In exchange for the low minimum monthly payment percent, MasterCard raised your APR to 18%. You decid
A simulated Cupcake War (like the TV series) to get your students doing math!
Students are given a budget and are tasked with making enough cupcakes for all the classes in their grade for the cupcake contest! The pdf guide helps to walk students through the process of calculating how many cupcake
Students will love being part of a classroom government! This is a fun way to get students familiar with California's government while also practicing math and money skills. The students choose an office to run for, then engage in an election process that closely mimics the true steps in becoming pa
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Use this EDITABLE template to create money for your classroom economy system.
You can add your initials or a picture to customize and give it a unique title to go with your classroom theme.
Personal Financial Literacy: Personal Financial Literacy- a Year-Round Classroom Management System and PowerPoint including content related to TEKS 4.10 A-E and 3.9 A-F
This resource packet is designed to teach financial literacy concepts throughout the year as a classroom management system. St
These "Scholar Dollars" are great for a classroom incentive program. Dollars come in $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Each dollar has a quote from a historical figure along with a stock photo of the individual. This is a perfect positive reward system and also teaches students about money, money mana
This 25-slide PowerPoint presentation describes what Mean Absolute Deviation is and how to calculate it. The lesson uses two sets of sample data that turn out to have the same mean & median and a common range. Mean absolute deviation is introduced as another measurement that will show the differ
Thanksgiving Dinner Plan Performance Task printables can be used as independent work or group work. It includes multiple steps of mathematical operations and decision making. The mathematical operations of addition and subtraction are necessary to complete the task. If your students are familiar wit
STAAR TEST: This 4th Grade Spanish STAAR practice test is aligned to the new TEKS. It follows the most current blueprint and is created to look and feel like the real thing!
CREATED BY A FOURTH GRADE MATH TEACHER IN TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
~1 simulation test (45 original
Students add, subtract, and multiply decimals while running their very own lemonade stand. Their goal, to earn enough money to buy the coveted Robot-tron.
Students find the cost of production, set a price, decide when to sell, and calculate their profit. Their every decision affects the final outc
Trip Planners is a role-playing game that integrates math, geography, and writing. Students begin with a folder that includes an expense ledger, spiral notebook for journal writing, laminated United States road map, and a United States road atlas. Using the laminated road map, students plan a cros
This activity set was designed for use in a third through fifth grade gifted resource room. Students research, design, and plan for an animal shelter to house 10 dogs that are randomly assigned. Using these dogs students:
<>complete a research matrix on common dog breeds.
<>design a "b
This Smart Notebook file contains tools that are helpful to use in managing the classroom. A "Group Generator" tool allows you to generate as many groups as you wish. A "Word Chooser" tool allows you to pick on a student for an answer at random. A "Timer" allows to manage your class time effectiv
STEM UNIT: Becoming an architect may seem so wonderful, but students may think twice after designing, building, and repairing problems in their new home. This is a unit that allows students to use a combination of math skills and critical thinking to be the architect of their own dream home on a bud
Welcome to the world of economic exchange! Throughout history, people have traded, bartered, negotiated, and haggled in order to receive the greatest amount of goods for the lowest cost. From the direct trade of goods to the use of currency, people have found ways to satisfy their wants and needs. T
Thanksgiving Math Performance Tasks printables can be used as independent work or group work. It includes multiple steps of mathematical operations and decision making. The mathematical operations of addition and subtraction are necessary to complete the task. If your students are familiar with
This unit is a Virtual Vacation that consists of students planning a trip from coast to coast across the United States. Since I live in Kentucky, we travel from Kentucky to Los Angeles, CA. I let them choose whatever cities they want to visit, or you could have certain stops mandatory.
I use this u
All of my Classroom Economy Worksheets and forms are now downloadable in one packet! Download each separately, or all together here for a bit cheaper.
This packet includes all of the forms and handouts I use in my classroom economy. You will get: