Carmel Academy Mitzvah Math

By: Mrs. Hilary Machlis, Mrs. Robin Shainberg
from Carmel Academy

Categories:
Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Literature/ English, Math, Tanach, Social Studies

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
3

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Imagine you’re an 8 year old student at Carmel Academy. You, along with your third grade classmates, are in a toy store, each with $50 in your pocket, money you worked so heard to earn through a class-wide reading challenge. You can spend the money on anything you like, but you cannot spend one penny more than you have. You use your best judgement to choose wisely, you use your estimating skills to make sure you will have enough money when you go to pay, and you carefully count your change from the cashier to make sure it is correct. You board the bus back to school with bags and bags of toys. What happens next exemplifies the true meaning of tzedakah...

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Imagine you’re an 8 year old student at Carmel Academy. You, along with your third grade classmates, are in a toy store, each with $50 in your pocket, money you worked so heard to earn through a class-wide reading challenge. You can spend the money on anything you like, but you cannot spend one penny more than you have. You use your best judgement to choose wisely, you use your estimating skills to make sure you will have enough money when you go to pay, and you carefully count your change from the cashier to make sure it is correct. You board the bus back to school with bags and bags of toys. What happens next exemplifies the true meaning of tzedakah…

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A note from our Head of School, Nora Anderson, regarding the ELI talk: ELI talks are TED talks with Jewish content. Last year, Rabbi Shai Held from Mechon Hadar reached out to us to see how is it that we teach Chesed. He was preparing for an ELI talk on what it means to be Jewish….and how Chesed is integral to a Jewish life. So here…enjoy! Kol haKavod to Hilary and Robin whose Chesed project gets mentioned in his ELI talk. (The part referencing Carmel begins at 8:30)