Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Deposit and Withdrawal Cards

When we study negative numbers, we have the opportunity to learn about real world applications of this mathematical concept. In general, sixth grade students are unfamiliar with banks and how bank accounts work. The Bank Account Game is a fun way for students to explore these ideas and familiarize themselves with the vocabulary used in basic personal finance. Before we play the game in class, I ask the students to make two deposit cards and two withdrawal cards that we can use for the game. Making the cards themselves is a valuable learning experience and makes the game more fun for the students to play.

Here are some examples of student made cards:

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