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Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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So, I have posted about DD10's math issues.  I found this http://simplycharlottemason.com/store/your-business-math/ and think this could be a great way to get her to see that math is useful in life and I think she would love "running" a pet shop (since that is what she wants to do when she grows up).  The problem is I feel like I can't spend the money since it won't really last all that long (that is embarrassing, it's less than $20, but we just don't have it). 

Have any of you done anything like this?  Or found anything similar for free?  I was thinking about just working with DD and developing it ourselves, she can write a basic business plan and we can google costs of items, and I can make up orders from fake people.  What do you think?  Any additional ideas?

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usmom3
by BJ on Sep. 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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 I think it is a great idea & I also think you can make your own if you do research & can print things out. Try this site CLICK ME

kmath
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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This is awesome!  I would love to do something like this with my DS! 

I think you could make something like this up yourself.  It just takes a little time and creativity. 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Sep. 19, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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This is a great idea! You can totally do this yourself. Make it a "class project" and do a simulation run. Not only is this a math project but it is also social economics class. You can also tie in spelling and grammar.
I'd say, go for it! :)
oredeb
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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 fantastic idea tj!!!

my kids ran a egg business for hands on math when they were young, as they got older they added more businesses and fazed some out, there businesses were making earrings, hersey kiss bouquets(turned into a big business) mowing lawns and rotatilling, baby sitting, detailing cars, catoring, packing for people that are moving, cleaning houses, selling our produce,rabbits,  breads, and canned goods, painting on windows, bouqets for weddings(still going on), when they first started i had them learn how to plan the business and fill out all the forms, they did their own taxes , had to have permits, etc. with the money they got they put it back into business, went on trips, bought cars, donations,saved, etc some thing worked and some didnt, but they learned a whole lot, and could all work together, its helped them in there adult lives.  they learned about advertising, how to work with banks, (one even manages a bank), losses and profits, i think the first book we read on businesses was the one about the lemonade stand. then raving fans,  and a few others

http://life.familyeducation.com/business/money-and-kids/29596.html

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/teach-children-business-planning-58650.html

http://www.businessnewsforkids.com/index.php

http://www.teachingkidsbusiness.com/lemonade-stand.htm

http://www.amazon.com/The-Lemonade-Stand-Millionaire-Entrepreneurial/dp/1614483884

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