This activity takes your students to decimals in the real world. They will see how decimals relate to shopping, banking and in many other areas. They will be given different scenarios and will need to add, subtract, divide or multiply in order to record their answers on their check registers and find their daily balances.
They will be given pretend checks and have to write their amounts spent in word form and standard form.
They will do chores and paid by chore therefore will have to multiply in order to find how much they will deposit into their "checking account".
There is an answer sheet included for each transaction as well as copies of the checks they should write.
This is a great activity and my students loved being able to "write" checks like their parents.