Time and Money:
Your Name's Value -- Ka-Ching!
a snack with a lot of that "green stuff." No, not money! Have a bowl of lettuce
with a drizzle of your favorite salad dressing. Or flatten out a big lettuce
leaf (pretend it's a $100 bill) and blob a spoonful or two of tuna salad or
chicken salad on it, then roll it up like a big cigar . . . and don't smoke it,
Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters,
dollar bills (play money or real)
Scratch paper and pencil |
whiteboard or blackboard for a group
you are doing this in a group, or by yourself, start by writing the alphabet on
a piece of paper or the whiteboard or blackboard.
decide how much money each alphabet letter is going to be worth. You might
decide to make "A" be worth one cent, "B" two cents, "C" three cents and so on
. . . or you may decide that common letters such as the vowels should all be
worth one cent, but unusual letters such as "x" should be worth a dollar.
you have decided the monetary value of each alphabet letter, write your full
name, including your middle name, on a piece of paper.
each letter of your name, write down how much money you have decided that
letter is worth, according to your code.
up all the amounts, and that's how much your name is "worth."
can go to the collection of coins and bills, and "pay" yourself how much your
name is worth.
have fun finding out how much your city, state, country, favorite sports team,
favorite music stars, and others are "worth."
the good news - having fun with numbers.
BAD news is - you don't get to keep the money! Put it back at the end of the
activity for next time!