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Lunch Lady – A Counting Money Game

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Based on This Game:

Print out Lesson Plan

Practice using Picture-based Math (online)

  * Lunch Lady Practice (totaling prices)

Practice using standardized test simulation

  * Using a Menu to Tabulate Prices
  * Pricing Charts in Money Word Problems
  * Adding and Subtracting Money Amounts
  * Fruit Stand
  * Toy Store
Print Worksheet (s)
  * Lunch Lady Worksheet 1
  * Lunch Lady Worksheet 2
  * Lunch Lady Using Coins to Buy Food
  * Price Out School Lunches for a Week
  * Sample Menu
Common Core Alignment
9-12
Age Appropriateness/Rationale
Rewards
   

Lunch Lady Common Core Alignment

 

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:

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

Rewards

 

Students earn the following certificate for totaling the prices of eight student lunches in three minutes.