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Dollar$ or Cent$?

It is common in the real world to see mathematical examples where the cents sign was used when the dollar sign was supposed to be used. Converting and comparing decimals and fractions can help clear up this misconception. Two real coupons clipped from the Sunday paper coupon section are included in this activity.

Grade Level: Upper Elementary (3-5)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M3.2.10, M3.3.10, M3.3.11
Subject Keywords: Dollars, Cents, Shopping, Coupons, Pricing, Units

Author(s): Jackie Vogel
PUMAS ID: 06_12_06_1
Date Received: 2006-06-12
Date Revised: 2006-07-14
Date Accepted: 2006-07-14

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