Spanish 1, 2, or 3, in-class or sub work - Converting Prices in Pesos to Dollars

Grade Levels
Product Rating
4.0
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.97 MB   |   5 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

When American students see prices in other currencies for the first time, they are blown away by the perceived "sticker shock." "How come that candy bar costs 1000 dollars?" they ask.

Getting students curious enough to ask questions about something outside themselves is a victory all by itself. This activity leverages that curiosity by showing actual prices (in Mexican pesos) of familiar products in a Mexican grocery store flyer, like the sale papers they might browse on the web for their own favorite store.

The students are then tasked with figuring out how much those things cost using the money that is like what they are carrying around in their wallets. Along the way, they'll see lots of food and entertainment vocabulary and quite a few cognates. You will hear them say things to each other like, "Hey, look, they have Blu Ray, too," and "Detergente...that's detergent!"

For your more advanced students, there is also a follow-up activity that has them practicing mathematics and metric conversion in Spanish, as well as asking them relevant cultural questions.

Standards are listed in case you are asked to documented that sort of thing, and the assessment has a key included. Thanks for giving this a look!
Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
3 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$3.50
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (122 Followers)
$3.50
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Spanish 1, 2, or 3, in-class or sub work - Converting Pric
Spanish 1, 2, or 3, in-class or sub work - Converting Pric
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up