Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “Word Problems and Bar Graphs: Adding and Subtracting Birthday Money”

by The Teacher Treasury
4th - 5th Grade

Materials Needed: 1 sheet of graph paper (per student)

2 page lesson with answer key (bar graph graded separately)

Lesson Involves:

Creating a bar graph
Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers
Subtracting money with coins
How much more than
Most and least

Directions: Use the information below to fill in the chart and answer the following questions. Re-read the passage and double check your answers!

Lesson: 5 children have birthdays in the same month. Students are instructed to read the word problem, then fill in the chart below with details of how much birthday money each kid received.

Afterwards, students are instructed to use the same chart to answer questions regarding HOW MUCH MORE money does one birthday kid have over another, who has the LEAST / MOST amount of money and various scenarios of how much money a birthday kid will have left if they spend it on particular objects.

Finally, students are asked to use their graph paper to create a bar graph to chart how much money each person received for their birthday.

This can either be used as a homework assignment, in-class practice or quiz.

Hope this helps =)

Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Birthday Money by Felisa Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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