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Converting money word problems
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Description
Exercise Name: Converting money word problems
Math Missions: 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission
Types of Problems: 2

The first instance of Converting money word problems is under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices converting between monetary units in US money and from other currencies to American money.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Can they buy: This problem describes a person that wants to buy something in a different country. The student changes US dollars into the local currencies, and then determines if the person can make the purchase.
    Moncon1

    Can they buy

  2. Change back: This problem describes a person making a purchase in an American store. The student is asked to calculate the change back after the purchase is made.
    Moncon2

    Change back

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges because the conversions all seem to land on whole numbers. It is easy to attain speed badges also because the numbers can general be worked with mentally easily.

  1. On Can they buy, it is always converting in the same direction. Take the money, multiply by the conversion number and compare to the purchase price.
  2. On Change back there is one question that requires writing dollars and cents, therefore requiring a decimal. Other than that, the answers are all whole numbers as they only ask for the cents that the purchase will receive back.

Real-life Applications

  1. The problems in this exercise can be viewed as real-life applications.

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