California Early Math Project 2020

How do you use your math today when you were rich last Sunday?

 

Alexander- Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday

By: Judith Viorst

 

Alexander is an ordinary boy, and when his grandparents give him a dollar he knows he is rich! Even though Alexander wants to save his money, it is a challenge for him not to spend it. Delight with Alexander as he buys bubble gum and saves for a walkie talkie. Then, learn how to save and problem solve as Alexander tries to earn money after his dollar disappears in a bet.

 

This lighthearted book introduces students to money- how to add, subtract, and save. Engages decision making and algebraic thinking as the reader relates to Alexander and his adventures with a dollar.

 

Follow Up Questions: If you had $5 what would you do with it? Would you have any money left? What else could Alexander have done with his dollar?

 

Covers Topics: addition and subtraction operations, algebraic thinking, problem solving, measurement

 

Pre-existing Online Lesson Plan:

http://public.wsu.edu/~csthomas/Alexander.pdf

 

Lesson Plan on Opportunity Cost for Grade 3: http://teacher.scholastic.com/upromise/3_6lessonplan/

 

Suggested domains:

Grade 2 Patterns and Routines: Measurement and Data

Grade 1 Number Sense: Operations and Algebraic Thinking