Mathematics at work 10 Unit Pricing and Currency Exchange
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
N01 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve unit pricing and currency exchange, using proportional reasoning.
N01 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve unit pricing and currency exchange, using proportional reasoning.
Activities


 Foreign Currency and Foreign Exchange  An interactive classroom activity that demonstrates how exchange rates change and how to exchange currency. Includes a handout and video of a classroom doing the activity. A similar activity is found at the www.imf.org webiste.
 Big Bucks from Yummy Math  In this activity, with a twist on unit rate, students find the average pay per year or "unit rate of pay" for a collection of highly paid athletes. Students think about unit rate, proportionality, slope and the relationship between multiplication and division.
 Is Lego Gender Biased? from Jon Orr  How does Lego price it’s kits? Is the price per piece of a Lego Star Wars set the same as the price per piece of a Lego Friends set? Find out with this activity.
 Would You Rather?  Would you rather have 3500 Mexican Pesos or 210 Euros? Whatever your answer is, please provide justification.

 Would You Rather?  Would you rather purchase 2.27 kg of raw, uncut carrots for $3.49 OR 16 ounces of peeled mini carrots for $1.89? Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning. What if you were in a family of 3? A family of 8? A busy family?



