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
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