Consumer Math

Consumer Math
 
     In 6th grade students get to participate in Consumer Math.  In ConsumerMath students have the opportunity to earn money for attendance, jobs,daily assignments, and tests.  Students learn about 'real life'expenditures by paying rent on their lockers, desks, and chairs.  Otherexpenditures include pencil sharpening during class, drinks of waterduring class, trips to the bathroom during class, minor classroominfractions and behavioral issues.  Each week students figure out theirtotally earnings and subtract their weekly expenditures to determinetheir pay for the week.  Students receive daily pay for attendance andjobs, and  they receive their weekly pay after completing their ConsumerMath worksheet.  On the Consumer Math worksheet students enter amountsfor daily completetion of their assignment notebook, for daily work withthe grades of A, B, and C, (there is no payment for D or F papers), fortests given during the week, and for the return of their homeworkfolder to determine their weekly earnings.  Students also enter amountsfor rent on their lockers, chairs, desks, and any infractions that haveoccurred during the week to determine their weekly expenditures.  Theirexpenditures are then subtracted from their earnings to determine theirweekly pay.  The math computations are checked before the students arepaid and if there are any mistakes a $5.00 accounting fee is deductedfrom their weekly earnings.  At the end of each month a classroom storewill be opened so students can purchase prizes with their earned money.
 
 
6th Grade Consumer Math
Daily wages and earnings:                                                                  Amount
  • Attendance……………………………………………………………$10.00

     
  • Daily Work:
    • A papers……………………………………………………….....$ 5.00
    • B papers………………………………………………………......$ 3.00
    • C papers………………………………………………………......$ 1.00
  • Tests:  
    • A papers……………………………………………………….....$10.00
    • B papers……………………………………………………….......$ 6.00
    • C papers………………………………………………………........$ 2.00
  • Assignment Notebooks (per day ~counted at the end of the week)….......$ 1.00
  • Jobs………………………………………………………………….. ..... $ 5.00

Expenses:                                                                                      Amount


  • Desk Rent (daily rent)………………………………………  $ 5.00
  • Chair Rent (daily rent)………………………………………  $ 3.00
  • Locker Rent (daily rent).……………………………………   $ 3.00 
  • Bathroom privileges during class time (each visit)…………   $ 3.00
  • Drinks during class time (each time)………………………… $ 2.00
  • Pencil Sharpening (each time)……………………………….  $ 2.00
  • Book Rent……………………………………………………  $ 5.00
  • Missing/ Late Papers (per assignment)………………………. $ 3.00
  • Tardy…………………………………………………………. $  5.00
  • Missing Names (per 25)…………………………………..…...$  2.00
  • Off Task……………………………………………………….$  2.00
  • Unrecognized interruptions (not raising hand)……………...…$  2.00
Other Expenses with added determined consequences*                   Amount
  • Inappropriate language………………………………………  $25.00
  • Being disrespectful to the teacher and other adults…………...$50.00
  • Lying…………………………………………………………  $20.00
  • Fighting
    • Physical………………………………………………....  $20.00
    • Verbal………………………………………………...... $ 15.00
  • Name calling, teasing………………………………………..   $ 10.00
  • Report of  playground infraction
    • Minor (example - on the wall)………………………….$  10.00
    • Major (example – teacher is notified)………………….  $  50.00
    • Extreme (example – Principal is notified)……………. . $100.00
  • Cheating on work……………………………………………... $50.00
  • Tossing garbage in wastebasket (and sweeping classroom…….$10.00
  • Sent back to class …………….………………………………..$30.00
  • Whining……………………………………………………….. $20.00

*Determined consequences means a referral to the officeregarding the specified behavior or consequence deemed appropriate byteacher/teachers aide.

 

EARNING DEFINITIONS
Attendance:  Showingup to class every day.
Daily Work:  Grades onyour daily papers that you turn in.
Tests: Tests will be any test given in any subject and willinclude the final spelling test each week. Tests will receive double the pay.
Jobs: If you have a job to do and are listed on the jobschart.

 

EXPENSE DEFINITIONS
Desk Rent: Daily rent on your desk for every day that schoolis in session.
Chair Rent: Daily rent on your chair for every day thatschool is in session.
Locker Rent: Daily rent on your locker for every day thatschool is in session.
Bathroom:  Any timeyou use the bathroom during class time.
Drink: Any time you get a drink during class time.
Pencil Sharpening: Any time you sharpen your pencil duringclass time.
Book Rent: Any time you forget your book at home and have toborrow a book from me or another student.
Missing/Late Papers: Any missing or late papers that haven’tbeen turned in.
Tardy:  Anytime youare tardy: in the morning, first recess, noonrecess, or last recess.
Missing names:  Noname on daily paper or test

 Off task:  When youare not working on something and have to prompted by the teacher.

Unrecognized interruptions: Making comments without raisingyour hand to be recognized.
Inappropriate language: Any word that is deemed inappropriate by the school.
Being disrespectful to the teacher and other adults:  Being rude to teacher or other adults in anymanner for example back talk, refusal to follow instructions etc.
 
 
Consumer Math Worksheet
 
Consumer Math Name ______________________
Week of __________________________________________________
Quarter __________________________________________________
Wages:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Total 
               
Assignment Notebook           1 X ____= 
Daily Work:            
  A's           5 X ____=
  B's           3 X ____=
  C's           1 X ____=
Tests:              
  A's           10 X ____=
  B's           6 X ____=
  C's           2 X ____=
               
Folder             1 X____=
Total  
Expenses:
Desk Rent           5 X ____=
Chair Rent           3 X ____=
Locker Rent           3 X ____=
Missing papers           3 X ____=
Tardy             5 X ____=
               
Total  
Other Expenses:
               
               
               
               
               
               
Total Wages  
Total Expenses  
Weekly Earnings  
 

 

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