The Old Navy in the Athens Promenade will be the location of the field trip. This field trip could be transformed to accommodate almost any high school math class. Our target tenth grade class was in Riverwood High School in Atlanta.
Demographics of Riverwood High School
Site Contact Information:
Old Navy Athens Promenade Athens GA, 30609
Contact store manager for permission to conduct class activity at store location.
Field Trip Arrangements:
Melanie Sauer, Kristen Robinson and Rebecca Parker had a few meetings to go over the location, and activity for the field trip. It was necessary to call the manager at the store location of Old Navy and get permission to conduct an activity at that location. In addition, we prepared a handout for the class activity to be filled out during the field trip.
At the site, the students will form groups and receive a handout. Each group will be given $200 and a shopping list for summer clothes. For the class activity, each group will receive points based upon the items they buy with their $200. The team with the most points at the end will receive a prize. When listing the price of an item, round ($12.49 is $12 while $12.50 is $13). After the activity, students will discuss the purpose of this lesson, and how they could use it in their own classroom.
Students will be assessed through their points earned in the activity. Additionally, the students mathematical understanding of budgeting and optimization will be assessed in their written speeches on the third day.
No articles or materials were used in preparing the activity.
Old Navy Field Trip
Group Members: ________________________________________________
Your parents have given you $200 to spend at Old Navy buying summer clothes. Guidelines and limitations:
a. 1 pair of jeans/pants.
b. 1 shirt that is not a t-shirt
c. 1 pair of footwear (Note: if you don't buy flip-flops or sandals you also must
buy a pair of socks)
For the class activity, each group will receive points based upon the items they buy with their $200. The team with the most points at the end will receive a prize. When listing the price of an item, round ($ 12.49 is $12 while $12.50 is $13). The point scale is as follows:
Keep Track of your purchases in the following table.
Total Points Accumulated ____________________
Money Left Over ___________________________