Jennifer wants to buy a new hockey puck that costs $5.25. She has $2.30. She can earn 50 cents an hour by raking leaves. How many hours will she have to work to get the money she needs? Six word problems.
The class wants to go on a special field trip. Your job is to figure how much a trip to these attractions will cost. Use the chart provided (or create your own, with real attractions in your area) to determine the costs for potential destinations.
"Mike and his family all had dinner in a French restaurant in Montreal. The meal cost $150 Canadian. What was the average cost of the meal per person, in U.S. dollars?" Four word problems with converting Canadian to US dollars.
Rules and task description for building a tower from simple household materials. This is a great science/math combo lesson: students explore properties of balance and strength and try to balance a budget!
This fantastically fun math lesson uses a dream birthday at a theme park to convey the important lesson of monitoring a budget, as well as the skills necessary to do so. Involves step-by-step problem solving, with realistic examples.