PNC Christmas Price Index, with the current year's pricing. They've done this every year for the last 35 years. They have kept track of the going rate for a partridge in a pair tree, as well as 8 maids a milking (dismally low), the 12 drummers drumming, and everything in between. The graphics are always quaint and entertaining--as are the fun facts of whether it's up or down from the year before.
For my 4th graders, it gives them a grand opportunity to try out their math skills--especially when they start adding it up progressively over the 12 days! Additionally, they complete the activity on the iPads in Pages--giving them the opportunity to complete a table & a preview for when they are on 1-1 iPads in 6th grade.
We also have a companion piece to this activity where I have the same group of kids do a comparison shopping for Hanukkah prep: from menorah to candles to dreidels and the making of potato latkes.
Math skills--Check! Internet navigation--check!
PNC image from https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/11/15/price-12-days-christmas-gifts/2004002002/; all other images: I created in Pages
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The High Cost Of The 12 Days Of Christmas
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