• What Would You Sell?

    walking penny

    A Money Webquest
    Created By Mrs. Dicker

    Introduction| Tasks| Process| Evaluation| Conclusion| Resources

     

    Introduction
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    In the story Yard Sale by James Stevenson, a group of creative animals decide to have a yard sale. Sold items include a clock, footstool, accordion, and a necktie. Simsbury, one of the characters, is having a difficult time parting with his prized possessions. Do you think that you can help him decide?

     


    Task
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    Your quest is to help Simsbury decide what type of items are good to sell at a yard sale. You and your classmates will create your own yard sale story. You will do this by:

    • counting groups of change.
    • making lists of yard sale items.
    • deciding prices for your yard sale items.
    • creating a classroom yard sale story.

    Process
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    • Listen to the story Yard Sale by James Stevenson.
    • Print worksheet 1and count the coins.
    • Print worksheet 2and count the coins.
    • Print worksheet 3and count the coins.
    • Draw pictures of your yard sale items. Use crayons or markers.
    • Add price tags to your yard sale items. Draw the coins you will need.
    • Create your yard sale page using Powerpoint. You will create one page that describes your yard sale item.

    Evaluation
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    Print the evaluation pageand give it to your teacher when you are finished with your webquest. Together you will discuss your project.

     


    Conclusion
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    You have learned about counting change and now you are a yard sale expert. Keep your skills sharp by practicing. Here are some good sites to explore.

    Resources
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    Listed are children"s books with a math theme.

    • Yard Sale by James Stevenson
    • Benny"s Pennies by Pat Brisson
    • Anno"s Flea Market by Anno Mitsumasa
    • If You Made a Million by David Schwartz Morrow
    • The Googies Are Coming and Smart from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    • Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by JudithViorst
    • The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen
    • The Money Tree by Sarah Stewart