Lesson Plan Template

Lesson Plan Title:

 Balancing a Checkbook                                                  

Developed by:

    Lisa Koehler                                     

Subject Area: Math
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.

South Dakota Math Standards

Lesson Objectives:



 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

 Scenarios, Check Book Worksheet

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