Budget Math, Skills for Every Day
Recently our 3rd and 4th grade students shared the results of their budget math assignments. In this assignment, students chose a destination of their choice, a place somewhere around the world to which they hope to travel. Once the trip location was chosen, students researched activities and sight-seeing opportunities available for their destination. From this list, students determined the estimated costs associated with each activity and found colorful photos of each to show in their Powerpoint slides. Along with price information, students also calculated the entire trip’s lodging, food, and transportation costs and tallied these in a table at the end of their slideshow. Finally, students presented their entire slideshow in front of their peers and visiting parents, and took time to answer questions after their presentation. Every student’s presentation was very thorough, engaging, and a great opportunity to work on public speaking skills along with current technology. Bon voyage, kids!