This is a really cool project that a teacher put together for 5-8th grade students.
The project has a dual purpose: (1) to provide an interesting and realistic context in which students use math and develop some decision-making and interpersonal abilities, and (2) to practice a number of specific math skills and concepts.
These include working with decimal amounts, calculating percentages, and any number of problem-solving skills. Your kids will love this checkbook project. If you love Living Math, you will love this project as well!
Download the 16 Page Student Packet and detailed instructions HERE.
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