Students will very much like this activity! My fifth grade students most certainly did! Students are managers of an art shop that has $10,000 in its account. With the roll of a die ten times, they either know to draw a profit or withdrawal card for each round. At the end of the activity, I asked the partnerships which group wound up with the most money in their account. This gave me the opportunity to talk about probability for a few minutes.
- Decimal computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
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The Art Shop is an activity that can be completed individually or in partnerships. You are the manager of an art shop that currently has $10,000 in its account. With the roll of a die ten times, you are going to either add or withdraw money from the account.
You have several PROFIT and WITHDRAWAL cards that are cut out. Put the PROFIT cards in one pile and the WITHDRAWAL cards in another. Turn them upside down and draw from the respective piles when you either earn money or lose money.
If you roll an even number, you are going to draw a PROFIT card. If you roll an odd number, you are going to draw a WITHDRAWAL card. Obviously, profits add to your running total while withdrawals lower your running total.
See how much money you have at the end of the activity. Good luck!