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The Snack Shop


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The Snack Shop

In this math activity, younger learners count out the total amount of money needed to purchase trail mix using the fewest number of bills/coins possible. Older learners can determine fractions, decimals, and percents of the items ordered and/or figure percent/fraction discounts based on coupons.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
      • Fractions
      • Operations
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Financial Literacy
  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Rimbey, M.Ed., NBCT (Math), Kimberly

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Actuarial Foundation, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • Ernst & Young
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Swiss Re
  • Towers Perrin

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