This product promotes students to use mental math and writing down number sentences that involve using multiplication and division. It allows students to experience a real-life situation, such as depositing money into a bank account.
I use this Class Cash sheets as a Bell Ringer. As soon as my students come in the classroom, they complete the Class Cash tracker to see how much money they have for the day. As well, it can be used as a Math Center/Station
Each month has a different amount as a multiplier, for example December has the multiplier of x $10: December 1st: 1 x $10 = $10
Then, December 2nd will be: 2 x $10 = $20
After that, the students add the product for the first day plus the product of the second day ($10 + $20 = $30) to get the amount for December 2nd. That way, students are accumulating money daily.
As the new month start, you can either have the students start from 0 or continue from the last month's collected amount.
Students are prompt to estimate at the beginning of each month, then we revisit estimations around the middle of the month and make adjustments.
Keep track of each month's on a separate poster, and have students estimate how much money they will save at the end of the school year. As time pass by, revisit estimation to adjust.
The file contains the following months for the 2013/2014 school year: