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Black Friday Classroom Activity and Lesson Plan: Teaching Math and Money

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What better time to teach students about money than the winter holiday season?

With stores around the country offering some of their biggest sales of the year, now is the perfect opportunity to apply the mathematics of buying, spending, and saving to the real world. Young children can practice adding and subtracting money, and students who are ready can dive into decimals and percents.

Download a Black Friday Lesson Plan

If you’re an elementary school teacher currently working with your students on comparing two- and three-digit numbers, download the lesson plan below for an activity to tie into Black Friday.

This Black Friday classroom activity also includes ideas to extend it to fifth and sixth grade students.


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