Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Which Items Can I Purchase?

Ms. Moerdyk's 2nd graders were caught using the ActivExpressions to learn about money. The students were given a math problem with multiple items (each with a different price) on the Promethean board. The teacher then asked a student to come up to the board and drag a hidden amount of money. Once the class saw what the amount was, they had to decide which item could be purchased with the amount that was dragged from the "Activ Bank."

Students then used their ActivExpressions to enter their selection of the item that they could afford. Students were engaged in this activity, and they were learning skills which are applicable in the real world - calculating the value of the coins they saw on the board and then evaluating which items could be purchased with that amount.