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Groupwork Activities

The group work activities were graded for each group.

Activity 1 : School Uniform

Decide what you need to clothe yourself for school. (Think colour, warmth and practicality.)

Now look back and decide on a budget that everyone in 4J should be able to stick to in purchasing clothes for school. Give a dollar amount to this budget and the spending of all the money. Allow for things like sales and discounts.

Activity 2 : School Materials

Decide on a list of materials that you need to operate in the classroom.

You are purchasing for a family of three: one child in Kindergarten, one in Year 2, one in Year 4. Keeping that in mind, give the family a budget that they will need to be able to buy all the equipment needed for the three children.

Activity 3 : School Materials

Decide on a list of materials that you need to operate in the classroom.

You are starting with a budget of $40 only. Using repeated subtraction, order what you would like to buy, making sure you do not exceed the $40 .

Activity 4

Food Purchase

Decide on a type of food that you think would be appropriate for a picnic.

You are purchasing for a class of 30. Keeping in mind, that everything you purchase needs to be paid for by you and your classmates.

Celebration Day Picnic

Decide on a type of food that you think would be appropriate for a picnic.

You are purchasing for a group of 90. Keep in mind that everything you purchase needs to be paid for by you and your grade members.

Each activity had several reflection questions and each child used these to guide their journal comments.

Reflection

What Maths was used in this activity?

Explain how you came to work out how much each student needs to pay?

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