Students will read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals and number names (4.NBT.2), fluenty add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (4.NBT.4), use decimal notation for fractions with denominators of 100; for example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100 (4.NF.6), and use two operations to solve word problems involving money and decimals (4.MD.2).
#1 - Students will read six real-world life event cards and decide if each event is a deposit (to add) or withdrawl (to subtract). Then, students will record each one-line transaction in a checkbook register making sure to include the check number (if applicable), date, payable to (person or company), withdrawl or deposit amounts (in dollars and cents), and balance (in dollars and cents). [MP.1, MP.2]
*Note: Life Cards can be printed on cardstock, laminated, and cut for duriable, multiple uses.
#2 - Students are given a beginning balance of $1,000.00 in their checking account. This amount is recorded in the top right boxes. Students must keep their checkbook register’s balance accurate with all of life’s unexpected deposits (+) and withdrawals (-). An ending balance will be recorded after all transactions have been listed. Students or partners many use a calculator to check work for accuracy. [MP.1, MP.2, MP.5, MP.6]
#3 - Students will study the parts of a check and the example of how to write a check. Students are given six blank checks to fill-in for each of their real-world life events from the cards recorded in the checkbook register. Students will fill-in each check using information from the cooresponding life event card: the date, pay to the order of (person or company), amount (in dollars and cents), amount (in word form for dollars and as fraction for cents), memo (for), and signature (sign name). [MP.1, MP.2, MP.6] Checks can be cut-out and stapled together if desired.
Answer Key included
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