Get Sales Tax Savvy
By late elementary school, students are expected to perform basic multiplication problems involving decimals. For a fun activity that takes the dull out of decimals, show your child how to gain a better understanding of decimals - as dollar amounts! Throw in a practical lesson in money management, and you've got an activity that will give your child math practice, as well as real-world savings savvy.
Maybe your child really wants to purchase a new bike for the summer, or another special item. Like many kids, he’s probably unaware that the bike will cost more than what is stated in the catalog because sales tax is added. However, it’s possible to save money on the bike by “shopping around” for the city with the lowest sales tax and buying it there.