Tumbletown Shop Around

Tumbleweed and his friends are going camping, and they need your help to buy everything they need for their shopping list! Use your snappy math skills to help Tumbleweed have a great camping trip!

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While Playing: 

Sit with your child while he/she plays this game

Take turns choosing items to buy, and visiting the stores to purchase the items

While paying in the store, talk about the money denominations that you are using to pay for the item

Play through the game making sure you buy all the items on the list that you need, then play a second time to see what happens when you don't purchase all the items on the list

Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Tumbletown Shop Around helps kids meet many learning expectations across many grades, including the following:

Math- Number Sense and Numeration

Grade 3

Use concrete materials to represent fractions and money amounts to $10.00

Grade 4

Exploring decimal numbers to tenths, and simple fractions, and represent money amounts to $100.00

Add and subtract money amounts by making simulated purchases and providing changes for amounts up to $100.00, using a variety of tools

At-Home Activities: 
  • Play Tumbletown Shop Around for real!
  • Go shopping with your child, with a certain amount of money.
  • Make a list of the items that you need, and a separate list of the items that you want
  • When you go shopping, tally up the prices of the items that you need, keep subtracting from the money that you have, and have your child figure out if there is any money left over for items on the "wants" list