Grade 3, Grade 4

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Have your students toss a bean bag onto the mat. Pretend that is the price (in cents) of an item (of their choosing) that they want to buy. Then have them determine how much change they would get back from a dollar by standing on the 100 (representing 100 cents) and taking away the amount of their item (walking/hopping back toward the beginning of the mat the number of spaces to represent the price of the item). The number they end on is how much change they would get back. For example, if the bean bag lands on the 61, they pretend their item costs 61 cents. They then stand on 100, count back 61 spaces and end on 39. Thus, their change would be 39 cents.

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