I gave them Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue strips and we measured and cut strips decreasing in size by 2" each. We then measured each strip with cubes and compared the difference in totals when using two different sized units. (Math talk, blah, I know!)
Today we got REAL money to sort! It's the little things in life that can perk up a lesson! And of course, ANY chance to write on the table with dry erase will engage any student!
This is "Shopaholic". The students practice double digit addition using dimes and pennies and grocery items on index cards. (So much easier and storage efficient to use clippings from the newspaper than empty boxes taped shut.)
Then we worked on "What's my word worth" adding up our spelling words.....This was a fun twist to practicing spelling words and incorporating math!
You can snag some of my money stuff below
Money Madness Counting Activity Pack
Money Math Game