A mathematics investigation involving financial literacy, embedded in a real-world context.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of financial literacy.
The scenario involves selling uniquely designed merchandise to fundraise for a charity of choice.
Students design a logo to represent ideas that relate to their chosen charity. Once they have chosen a design, they will apply it to three types of merchandise, plus a pop-up shop in the form of a truck. Then, students will use their skills in money and finances to calculate how many items they need to sell in order to make a profit.
This investigation makes a great math center activity.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including roundi...
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