# Lunch Lady – A Counting Money Game

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Kids will love this role-playing game, especially because they get to play the role of a mean old lunch lady. The lunch lady must total the prices of eight student lunches in three minutes (before the next class comes crashing in). Food items cost amounts ending in 0.00 or 0.05 to help encourage mental math and quick tabulating of prices.

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### Picture-based Math

* Using a Menu to Tabulate Prices Lunch Lady Practice (totaling prices)
* Pricing Charts in Money Word Problems
* Adding and Subtracting Money Amounts
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### Printable, Fun Worksheets for This Game

* Price Out School Lunches for a Week

### Age Appropriateness

Lunch Lady is appropriate for kids ages 9 – 12. Kids will love this role-playing game, especially because they get to play the role of a mean old lunch lady. The lunch lady must total the prices of eight student lunches in three minutes (before the next class comes crashing in). Food items cost amounts ending in 0.00 or 0.05 to help encourage mental math and quick tabulating of prices.

### Skills Reinforced:

• Totaling Money
• Mental Math
• Adding decimals ending in 0 (like \$2.40) or 0.05 (like \$3.45)
• Number sense

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