A mathematics investigation involving financial literacy, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of financial literacy.

The scenario involves selling uniquely designed merchandise to fundraise for a charity of choice.

Students design a logo to represent ideas that relate to their chosen charity. Once they have chosen a design, they will apply it to three types of merchandise, plus a pop-up shop in the form of a truck. Then, students will use their skills in money and finances to calculate how many items they need to sell in order to make a profit.

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including roundi...

Use a problem-solving model that incorporates
analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution,
justifying the solution and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and
technology as appropriate, and techniques,
including mental math, estimation,
and number sense as appropriate, to solve
problems;

Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using
multiple representations, including
symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

Solve with fluency one-step and two-step
problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based
on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition
and subtraction;

Use a problem-solving model that incorporates
analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution,
justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and
technology as appropriate, and techniques,
including mental math, estimation,
and number sense as appropriate, to solve
problems;

Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using
multiple representations, including
symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

Use a problem-solving model that incorporates
analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution,
justifying the solution,
and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and
technology as appropriate, and techniques,
including mental math, estimation,
and number sense as appropriate, to solve
problems;

Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using
multiple representations, including
symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

Use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

Select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems;

Communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

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