We continued working with our new knowledge of balancing a financial record today. We got out the Chromebooks, went to my blog (tdittrich.blogspot.com), found the box labeled "Kidblog" and followed the classroom link.
I asked the classes to complete the following sentence starter as a new post on their kidblog account:
Based on the information I have learned,
I conclude that keeping accurate financial records is important because ...
This was our first attempt to blog this year, but my goal is to have students share their thinking using this format pretty regularly. If you would like to view your child's post (these will be available tomorrow) please visit their kidblog account. The accounts are by homeroom (just follow the link):
Next, I had the classes go to their Gmail, find the email I had sent them, open the link: themint.org/teens/balance-your-checking-account.html , and balance an account using a simulation. The simulation asks students to document 10 transactions (deposits and withdrawals). If they calculated correctly, their balance should equal the balance given at the end of the simulation. This was a challenge!!!
Finally, I asked the students to complete a math page from the textbook. The assignment is 17.5 "Keeping Records" on page 645. Yes, they may use a calculator.