Title: Adding and Subtracting
Money 
Subject: Mathematics 
Grade
Level: 3  6 
Overview: 
This unit will explore adding and subtracting money. It is
designed for use with special needs students who are functioning on
a 3rd to 6th grade level. It can be used either as a stand alone
distance unit or used to enhance direct classroom instruction. I
suggest students view the slide show and video before attempting the
webquest. 
Approximate
Duration: 2 one hour sessions 
Content Standards:
 Number and Number
Relations
In problemsolving
investigations, students demonstrate an understanding of the real
number system and communicate the relationships within that system
using a variety of techniques and tools.
 Measurement
In
problemsolving investigations, students demonstrate an
understanding of the concepts, processes, and reallife
applications of measurement.
 Data analysis, Probability, and Discrete
Math
In problemsolving
investigations, students discover trends, formulate conjectures
regarding causeandeffect relationships, and demonstrate critical
thinking skills in order to make informed decisions.

Benchmarks:
 N4E
demonstrating a
conceptual understanding of the meaning of the basic arithmetic
operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) and their
relationships to each other;
 N5E
selecting
appropriate operation(s) (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) for
a given situation;
 N6E
applying a
knowledge of basic math facts and arithmetic operations to
reallife situations;
 N9E
N9E
demonstrating the connection of number and number relations to the
other strands and to reallife situations.
 N4M
demonstrating a
conceptual understanding of the meaning of the basic arithmetic
operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and their
relationships to each other;
 N5M
applying an
understanding of rational numbers and arithmetic operations to
reallife situations;
 N7M
selecting and
using appropriate computational methods and tools for given
situations involving rational numbers (e.g., estimation, or exact
computation using mental arithmetic, calculator, computer, or
paper and pencil);
 N8M
demonstrating a
conceptual understanding and applications of proportional
reasoning (e.g., determining equivalent ratios, finding a missing
term of a given proportion).
 A2E
modeling and
developing strategies for solving equations and inequalities;
 A3E
recognizing the
connection of algebra to the other strands and to reallife
situations (e.g., number sentences or formulas to represent
realworld problems).
 M1E
applying
(measure or solve measurement problem) the concepts of length
(inches, feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, decimeters,
meters, kilometers), area, volume, capacity (cups, liquid pints
and quarts, gallons, milliliters, liters), weight (ounces, pounds,
tons, grams, kilograms), mass, time (seconds, minutes, hours,
days, weeks, months, years), money, and temperature (Celsius and
Fahrenheit) to realworld experiences;
 M5E
demonstrating
the connection of measurement to the other strands and to
reallife situations.
 M1M
applying the
concepts of length, area, surface area, volume, capacity, weight,
mass, money, time, temperature, and rate to realworld
experiences;
 M6M
demonstrating
the connection of measurement to the other strands and to
reallife situations. 
GradeLevel Expectations (GLEs):
 Number and Number Relations
Grade 3
8. Recognize, select, connect, and use
operations, operational words, and symbols (i.e., +, , x, ¸) to
solve reallife situations (N5E) (N6E) (N9E)
Grade 4
12. Count money, determine change, and solve
simple word problems involving money amounts using decimal
notation (N6E) (N9E) (M1E) (M5E)
14. Solve reallife problems, including those
in which some information is not given (N9E)
Grade 5
8. Use the whole number system (e.g.,
computational fluency, place value, etc.) to solve problems in
reallife and other content areas (N5M) Grade
6
9. Add and subtract fractions and decimals in
reallife situations (N5M)

Educational Technology
Standards:
 Identify, explain, and effectively use input, output and
storage devices of computers and other technologies (e.g.,
keyboard, mouse, scanner, adaptive devices, monitor, printer
floppy disk, hard drive).
 Use a variety of developmentally appropriate resources and
productivity tools (e.g., logical thinking programs, writing and
graphic tools,digital cameras,graphing software) for
communication,presentation,and illustration of thoughts, ideas,and
stories.
 Gather information and communicate with others using
telecommunications (e.g., email, video conference, internet) with
support from teachers, family members, or peers.
 Utilize search strategies employing keywords, phrases, and
Boolean operators (and, or, not) to access and retrieve
information.
 Use technology resources to assist in problemsolving,
selfdirected learning, and extended learning activities.
 Use information, media, and technology in a responsible manner
which includes following the school's acceptable use policy,
adhering to copyright laws, respecting the rights of others, and
employing proper etiquette in all forms of communication.
 Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, writing
tools, digital cameras, drawing tools, web tools) to gather
information for problem solving, communication, collaborative
writing and publishing to create products for various audiences.
 Understand Internet concepts (e.g., website, hypertext link,
bookmarks, URL addresses) and apply intermediate online searching
techniques (e.g., employ keyword, phrases, and Boolean Operators).

Objectives: TSW correctly solve problems
involving the addition and subtraction of money amounts with minimal
accuracy of 75%. Students will then complete webquest with minimal
accuacy of 75%.

Lesson Materials
and Resources: Webquest, with order form and scoring
rubric Slide Show (Power Point needed to view) Compressed
video, with work sheet Computer lab to complete online activities
if students do not have at home access.

Technology Tools
and Materials:
Hardware: Computer lab or home computer with internet
access
Software: Webquest, slide show (Power Point needed to
veiw), and compressed video from pange.tec.selu.edu/~estark
Websites: •Erin Stark pangea.tec.selu.edu/~estark
Other:

Background
Information: Students should be able to access internet
successfully, either at home or at the school's computer lab.
Students should have basic math computational skills(ie. addition
and subtraction facts.) Students also need to be able to follow
written directions independently. 
Lesson
Procedures: 1. TSW view slide show. 2. TSW view video
and complete worksheet begun on the video. 3. TSW complete
webquest, turning in completed order form for grading using the
scoring rubric.

Assessment
Procedures: Students success shall be assessed by
accurate completion of the webquest. Webquest will be scored using
the scoring rubric included in quest. 
Accommodations/Modifications:
 written by Erin
Stark

Explorations and
Extensions: Students will help parents with shopping
either online or in person, sticking to a predetermined
budget. If student is eligible for community based education a
field trip to a mall would be appropriate. 
Lesson
Development Resources: Math Advantage by Harcout
Brace St. Tammany Parish School Board's Guarranteed Curriculum

Reflections: Even my 8th grade students
were excited to be doing something on the computer for Math. They
got really excited about the webquest, when we tried it in the lab.
They finished the assigned shopping and began looking for gift ideas
for members of their families and friends. 
Contact
Information: Erin Stark erin.stark@stpsb.org
Clearwood Jr High 
Additional
Contacts:

MarcoPolo
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