Teacher Talk: Finance Bazaar – Grade 4 & 5

December 3, 2021

The Finance Bazaar is a joining learning initiative project for 4th and 5th-grade students in which they create and run a simulated marketplace in both 5th-grade classrooms. 5th graders practice skills in multiplying decimals and problem solving, calculating tax, discounts, and total prices. 4th graders practice adding and subtracting money, counting change, and becoming familiar with money and coin values.

The mini unit takes about two weeks of instruction for both grades to be prepared. The bazaar itself runs for about 3 hours.

The main goals for students are becoming familiar while working with decimals and money. It provides skills practice for our decimals unit while also enhancing real-work skills such as budgeting, calculating final prices, and applying discounts.

Miss Megan Shields

4 & 5 Grade Math and Science Teacher