First I showed students the slide show which included some interesting math facts from the Bahamas. Then I introduced the problem (see slide show). The problem required students to work through 2 steps. Students needed to figure out how many stamps I would earn for spending $240 and then how many discount cards the stamps would fill (12 stamps fit on each card).
Student work: -Using a chart to figure out how many stamps are earned for spending $240 (1 stamp is earned for every $10) |