Another Successful School Wide Endeavor!
The MacKinnon MATRIX teachers are proud to report that the entire student body participated in
this year's "Shopping Project" with much success. Students in Grade Six shopped as though they had all the money in
the world! (Wouldn't that be fun!) Using a variety of resources, including Internet sites, the sixth graders ordered
their presents from least to greatest, kept a balanced checkbook for purchases and presented their work as presents to their
Seventh graders worked within a budget of $5000 and applied coupons to their purchases in order
to learn more about concepts related to percents. Eighth graders also applied coupons, as well as shipping costs and
taxes to their purchases, and had limitations on the number of recipients. Both seventh and eith grade students
produced spreadsheets in which to display their calculations.
Way to go MacKinnon Math Masters!