FLEX Million Dollar Shopping Spree!
In this Flex Class, learners have the chance to spend a virtual million dollars, all while practicing the math skills of rounding, estimating, and adding and subtracting, as well as learning a bit about investing, saving and donating.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$10 per week
Over 2 weeks
No live meetings
**This is a Flexible schedule class, which means there are no live lessons. There are recorded lessons for students to watch on their own time.** In this FLEX class, students will be given an imaginary one million dollars to spend! Learners will be given "catalogs" of items with photos and prices to choose from and will keep track of their spending on a spreadsheet. We will learn how to make estimates by rounding to various place values, and how to add and subtract large numbers as we keep...
Together, we will learn how to round numbers to the nearest hundred thousand, ten thousand, thousands and hundreds place, and how to add and subtract multi-digit numbers. Students will also get experience making decisions about how to spend money, how to use a spreadsheet to track spending, and how to make choices based on budget.
I have taught rounding, estimating, and subtracting multi-digit numbers at the elementary/primary level for 20 years, and done the "Million Dollar Shopping Spree" activity with my brick-and-mortar students for five years.
There is no homework per se, but this is really more of an independent project type of class. Videos will be fairly short and consist mainly of instructions for the first lesson, after which students will work on their own to "spend" their money and track their spending on a spreadsheet. There won't be any discussion questions during the week, but students may want to check in for help with the teacher. Students will be asked to post their updated spreadsheet after each day's spending. 1:1 meetings can be arranged for students who need additional support. This is a class that can be as much or as little as learners make of it. They may spend only a few minutes looking through the catalogs and filling in their spreadsheet, or they might spend more time and effort on it. It should take no more than 15-20 minutes per day to complete their work.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
The spreadsheet for tracking spending will be on Google Sheets. Families have the option to create a copy of the spreadsheet for their learner to complete digitally, or it can be printed and completed as a hard copy. Some links to YouTube videos will be posted in Lesson 4, which will teach students more about financial concepts such as investing and saving.
Some links to YouTube videos will be posted which will teach students more about financial concepts such as investing and saving.