In this activity the students will be using websites to look up prices for equipment the school needs for recess. They will practice multiplying whole numbers by decimals in a real world, authentic way. For an extension, you can have the students add up the total amount to practice adding decimals and explain why estimating is important. This activity can be done in class with iPads or other forms of technology, or an assignment to be done at home.
My students ended up using this activity to write a proposal to the school requesting for more and better recess equipment!