Reflection: Real World Applications Creating a Menu Using Rounding and Estimation Skills: Enrichment or Whole Class - Section 2: The Task


As I roved the classroom during the research time, I realized what my students knew about different foods, value and costs, as well as their understanding of what was good food. The continual questions about fast food helped me understand the level of exposure to fast food was high. Developing a menu of mid-price value food helped them understand that there was a difference and perhaps other affordable choices rather than fast food. I enjoyed asking this student: Do you like mussels? His menu was easily rounded and he worked hard on strategies to meet the pricing criteria. The criteria is rigorous enough for some good thinking skills to emerge, yet not too difficult that it was not achievable in the time allowed. It's a great math connection to real life!

  Real World Applications: Getting to know my students through math.
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Creating a Menu Using Rounding and Estimation Skills: Enrichment or Whole Class

Unit 11: Place Value
Lesson 8 of 14

Objective: SWBAT estimate using place value understanding to round money.

Big Idea: Students become owners of a mid level restaurant and have to produce a menu that will feed a customer an appetizer, entree and dessert for fifty dollars or less.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Place Value, Real World Activity, Rounding Money
  70 minutes
main meal
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