MEL3E – Day 14

Our warm up today was a jump over to our Savings strand. In that strand we’ll talk about banking options, advantages, disadvantages of cheques. One skill that I’ll throw in for warm ups is cheque writing. The students had a copy of this in the warm up booklet. I left it all open for them to fill in while I walked around and observed what they already knew about cheques and writing them. Which wasn’t a whole lot. I stepped in after a few minutes to fill the cheque out on my iPad and Apple Tv. We talked and made notes all about the different sections of the cheque.

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After this we played Monopoly!

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The game offers some practice making change and money decisions. I added a new rule with a red die. Every time you make a purchase or have to pay money to another player you have to roll the red die. If you roll a 1 or 2 you have to pay 13% sales tax (HST). If you roll a 3 or 4 then you pay nothing extra. If you roll a 5 or 6 you receive a 20% discount. We rounded all values to the nearest dollar.

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We played for the entire class. Students had their whiteboards and calculators with them to do any calculations needed. Today we only had 11 kids….so all 11 played on the one board. If I had anymore I would have set up a second game. With 11, no one made it completely around the board in our 1 class. Next time I would have broken them up into smaller groups.

While we played I put on the following playlist from Spotify! I heard groans and complaints about the 80s music. I said “If you purchase property then you got to choose a new song for the group to listen to”. This sparked a few kids up.

We took pictures of how much money and what properties they had….so next time we played (maybe next week) we can pick up where we left off.

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