Grade 5

Read the Headline Story to the students. You may want to prompt a variety of responses by asking questions such as: “What is the greatest number of books he can buy?” “What is the most money he might spend?”

Manuel has $20 to spend at the bookstore. All books at the bookstore are priced at $4.89, $3.98, $2.69, or $1.79. What are some ways that he might spend his money on books?

- The greatest number of books he can buy is 10. 10 books that each cost $1.79.
- By rounding up to the next dollar, I know that he can buy 4 books that cost $4.89,
- He can buy 5 books that cost $3.89.
- He can buy 6 books that cost $2.69.
- If we rounded any of the prices down, we might not be sure that we have enough money.

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