Are you looking for a math activity or station for your students to do that not only has them practicing their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problem solving, but also has them practicing real-life skills, all while having fun?! Well, here it is!
This game has a booklet that works similar to a checkbook, where students will be able to keep track of the money they earn, spend, or sometimes even lose! They will work in groups, spin a spinner to see whether they will do a job, go shopping, or have a random act happen (sometimes gaining money, sometimes losing it!). They will keep track of the 'jobs' they do as well as the fun things they get to buy!
It is interesting to see which students like to spend their money on different items and which students get upset when they have to buy something because they wanted to continue to save!
Just print, cut, and you are ready to go!
This ‘game’/activity will:
- Get your student’s excited to do math
- Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts (sometimes one step, sometimes 2-step problems)
- Bring ‘real life’ into the classroom. *'jobs’ to earn money *'shop’ to buy different items (My students have to buy what their card says) *‘?’ because life happens, sometimes in a good way, and sometimes not!
- Have your students begging for more time to do math!
**Can be used as a review for 3rd, 4th, or 5th, graders, but also as an extension activity for 2nd graders!**
Hope you enjoy!