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Writing and Math with Shopping Lists

 

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Writing and Math with Shopping Lists

Grades K – 2
Activity Time 3045 minutes plus time for shopping
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Children will use a variety of mathematics and literacy skills as they create shopping lists to use at the store to buy their favorite treats. They will also develop problem-solving skills while they work to stay within a budget.

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Why This Is Helpful

Grocery shopping provides many opportunities for children to develop language and math skills. As they plan and conduct a shopping trip, they practice skills such as writing, reading, addition, and subtraction. This activity is a great way to combine writing and math problem-solving in a real-life situation.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists."

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