Introduction:
 

Students, raise your hands if you like shopping? Now raise your hands if you like going camping? I see a lot of hands. Well today we are on a mission. Each group is going on a shopping spree with five hundred dollars($500).
 

The Task:
 


For this project you are going on a shopping spree for camping supplies. You are to purchase items that you believe you would need to go camping. You will need to add up the total amount of money you spent on the items. Then you have to find out how much money you have left over from the shopping spree. All members of the group will decide what to purchase, then each member will have a different task. One member will add up the total amount spent, another will find out how much money is left over from the $500 budget, and the other student will check the work using the online calculator(provided for you). Then as a group, you will create a group poster with the items purchased and prices of each item. On the poster there should be the total amount spent and money left over from the shopping spree.

 




 





 

The Process:
 

1. First you will be assigned to a group of three students.

2. Then each student will decide what part they will do in the group.

(Amount spent calculator, Amount left over from budget calculator, Work Checker)

3. Then as a group you will pick the camping gear that you want to purchase, using the three provided links for camping gear.

(print out a picture and price of each item)

4. Then one student will add up the total amount spent.

5. Then another student will find out how much money is left over from the $500.

6. Then the last student will use the online calculator to check all of the work.

7. Then as a group you will create a poster with the pictures and prices of the camping gear you purchased, and I also want you to put the total amount spent and how much money was left over on the poster.

 

Evaluation:
 

BeginningDevelopingAccomplishedExemplary
Total Amount Spent (1, 25%)Total is correctTotal is 5-10 dollars off of totalTotal is 11+ dollars off of total
Amount of Money Left Over (1, 25%)Amount is correctAmount is 5-10 dollars offAmount is 11+ dollars off
Budget (1, 25%)Stayed in the $500 budget5-10 dollars over the budget11+ dollars over the budget
Poster (1, 25%)Poster has picture of each item purchased, amount of each item, total amount spent, and amount of money left overPoster is missing one to two of the elements (picture of each item purchased, amount of each item, total amount spent, and amount of money left over)11+ dollars over the budget

 

Conclusion:
 

From this project you will have learned how to add and subtract three didget numbers. The students will learn to add large numbers and subtract large numbers, they will also learn how to spend money while staying in a budget. From this lesson the students will also learn how to check their work and work together as a team to create a poster.
 

Credits & References:
 

Walmart Camping Gear

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=4128

Target Camping Gear

http://www.target.com/gp/search/191-5146013-4928740?field-keywords=camping&url=index=target&ref=sr_bx_1_1&x=19&y=15

Dick's Sporting Goods Camping Gear

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=2277089

Online Calculator

http://www.metacalc.com/

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