I created this project for my co-teacher to use with my 2nd grade gifted students during math centers. It is a great enrichment option for students how have mastered addition and subtraction of monetary amounts.
The project begins with students choosing a toy, then they complete different math challenges based on their choice. Each challenge builds on each other and increases in difficulty.
I wanted to make the challenge as authentic as possible, and so it requires students to comb through advertisements to pick out a toy of their choice! Therefore, the only prep necessary is having a stack of ads ready to go.
Because students will be completing different math problems (all problems are based around the toy that they choose), it is impossible to have an answer key. To cut down on grading, I simply had students check in with me before moving on to the next step, instead of having to grade everything at the end. This also let met make sure they were on the right track.
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