## An Inexpensive Resource #2

December 7, 2010 by dailyteachertips

In these days of shrinking budgets, free resources are more appreciated than ever. Even if you don’t personally pay for a subscription, an e-mail to your colleagues will probably produce more newspapers than you can use in a month!

Let’s look at some ideas of how you can incorporate them into your math lessons.

Add up the prices for all of the items in a given advertisement.

Determine the unit cost of items from the grocery ads.

Calculate the average cost of a certain type of car.

“Give” students a certain amount of money. Have them determine what they can “purchase” from the newspaper ads.

Let younger students cut numbers from the paper and put them into “even” and “odd” piles.

Give younger students pre-cut numbers and let them paste them in order.

Let students create word problems, using statistics from the sports section. They then trade and solve.

Calculate the amount of ingredients needed for a recipe using a different number of servings than those suggested.

*Tomorrow we’ll look at current events and social studies.*

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