Lesson Plan Template
|Lesson Plan Title:||
Balancing a Checkbook
|Topic:||Adding and Subtracting Decimals|
|Grade Level:||8th Grade|
|Time Frame:||8:00 to 9:00am|
|Lesson Summary:||Students will practice adding and subtracting decimals by learning how to use a check book. They will also be put into a group and go through some scenarios. The students can connect this and apply this to real life.|
|Prerequisites:||The students will have to know how to add and subtract numbers.|
|Standards:|| SD State Math Standards (Grade 8)
Standard/goal #4: The students will use concrete representations of real numbers in daily situations.
Indicator 1:The students will analyze the structural characteristics of the real number system and its various subsystems.
Benchmark b: Use physical representations to demonstrate various number concepts.
Indicator 2: Apply number operations with real numbers and other number systems.
Benchmark a: Apply computation strategies in the real number system.
| The students will be able to:
-Understand the need of adding and subtraction skills. (Intrapersonal Intelligence)
-Use problem solving skills (Logical Mathematical Intelligence)
-Use reasoning and communication skills. (Interpersonal Intelligence)
-Understand numbers and number relationships
At the end of the lesson the students will be able to:
-Balance a checkbook without getting an overdraft.
-Manage a monthly salary
-Identify the amount of money they will have to make monthly payments.
-Write a paragraph about their ability to choose expenses that fit their families. (verbal Linguistic)
|Assessment:||Balancing check book activity|
|Technology to be Used:||Computers to fill in the excel worksheet for the scenarios.|
|Other Materials:||Paper handouts, computers, example sheets|
|Procedural Activities:||The students need to read pages 30 through 34 before we start this activity.|
|Attachments:||Rubric for Scenarios|