6. Now select two items to decorate the entrance to the exhibit. Write the name and price of each item.
7. Use the most accurate type of estimation to predict the total cost of these two items. _________
8. Add all prices to find the actual cost. ______________
9. The media center would like to purchase a statue of King Tut hunting on the Nile river.
The Media Center would also really like to get a Rosetta Stone replica wall plaque, but have found two sources.
Check the links below, compare the prices, and decide which would be less expensive.
Price£___________________What does the symbol £ stand for? _________________What country uses this symbol? _________________Price____________________Fill in the blank with information from the site above:Why was the Rosetta Stone important?It was an important because it was a breakthrough in the ____________ of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.The only trick is one of the items is listed in pounds and the other, dollars.Use the currency converter to figure out how much the statue would cost in US dollars.£__________________ converts to ________________in US dollarsWhich item is less expensive to buy? (disregarding shipping costs!)_________________________________
artisan = one trained in a specific skill or craftEgyptian = a native or inhabitant of Egyptflax = a plant that blooms, often used for its fiber and seedsNile River = the world's longest river, found in Africapharaoh = a ruler of ancient Egyptscribe = a highly valued member of Egyptian society who was educated and could read and writesheath = a close-fitting dress
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Students will use an Internet site
to pick out items related to ancient Egypt.
Students will estimate sums using front-end estimation and by estimating to the nearest dollar.
Students will solve problems by adding money amounts and by practicing to stay within a budget.
An Expedition to Egypt worksheet
1.Introduce key vocabulary: Egyptian, front-end estimation.
2.Using the An Expedition to Egypt worksheet as a guide, students will use the Discovery Store to select items for an
exhibit on ancient Egypt.
3.Remind students that they must stay within their budget.
4.Ask students to complete the worksheet using estimation skills and the information they find on the Internet site.
5.Students may complete the worksheet in pairs or small groups.
6.Schedule class time for students to share their calculations.
Use a rubric
to assess students' ability to obtain data from a website and solve consumer
Find a variety of assessment techniques to use with this lesson.
- Choose from a large collection of cross-curricular activities for all grade levels.
- Challenge students to fill up their piggy banks at Change Maker at Funbrain.com.
- Have them choose a difficulty level and click on the United States flag to begin.
- Students can choose from three interactive money games at Money Experience for Kids "Making Change," "Spending Money," and "Piggy Bank Breaking." Students can select a level of difficulty and begin to play!
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
develop and use strategies to estimate
computations involving decimals in situations relevant to students' experience.
select appropriate methods and tools for computing according to the context and nature of the computation and use
the selected method or tool.
use technology to locate, evaluate,
and collect information.
employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.
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