Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Couponing for Critters

This idea came from several sources/events: TLC Extreme Couponing, My students stating how upsetting the ASPCA commercial was (The one with "In the Arms of The Angel"), their current field trip behavior, and a math unit around decimals and percents.  

Our Couponing Project

What is it:  Students will collect coupons relevant to their families shopping list.  Students will also look at flyers to use their coupons on items already on sale.  As a class we will total our savings using our receipts.  The money saved will be our budget for buying items for an animal shelter (using our couponing skills). 
Math Related
·         Students will be able to round to the nearest dollar.
·         Students will be able to estimate an items cost with a coupon using mental math.
·         Students will be able to determine the actual savings using a coupon.
·         Students will be able to figure out the savings of a coupon involving percents. 
·         Students will be able to use multiplication to figure out the cost of buying multiples of the same item and double coupon savings.
·         Students will graph our savings.
·         Students will find the mean, median and mode of savings recorded.
·         Students will determine what fraction and percent of our goal we have reached.
ELA Related
·         Students will determine the spelling of items while making their list.
·         Students will create coupon categories and put those categories in ABC Order.
·         Students will write letters to their favorite companies, asking for coupons.
·         Students will work together to cut out, sort and exchange coupons.
·         Students will present a couponing 101 power point presentation to other classrooms.
·         Students will practice age appropriate behavior while our at a grocery store. 
Home/School Connection
·         Students will inventory and add items to our grocery store template.
·         Students will collect the coupons that match items their families use.
·         Students will bring in receipts so that we can graph our savings. 

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