In this personalized activity, students must "buy" their names. Students are given $150 to spend on their first, middle, and last names. Each letter is assigned a money value, they either gain or spend for each letter. Students will be competing see who has the most money left after buying their entire full names. Luckily, this activity does not penalize students who have longer names, because they have a chance of both losing or gaining money for each letter.
This is a fun way to practice decimal addition and subtraction, and the kids hardly even know they are doing math! Check out more at MissGrahamGrade5!