Commercial printers deal with division constantly in figuring the number of finished-size sheets that can be cut from the large “parent” size sheets they normally receive from the paper supplier. It’s a real-world exercise not many people are aware of.
Students will use math skills to calculate square footage and cost of a new floor.
Students will find and interpret averages based on their daily activities.
As soon as students turn 18, they are eligible to have their very own credit card – and credit score – without needing parental permission, and sometimes a job isn’t even required to be approved. Prepare them for the reality of interest rates.
A variety of math and planning skills can be used to plan a holiday vacation.
Wish you had a dollar for every time you heard “But we’ll NEVER use this when we grow up”? Using the newspaper grocery ads inserts, “give” your students $100 to spend.
The student will apply multiplication, planning and calculator skills by pretending to order take out food.
Obviously, place value is an important skill in number manipulation, say, for counting money. These following games and exercises can help you reinforce place value skills in a fun way.