Dress the Sock Monkey

Lesson #12160

Shop with the Sock Monkey for math practice.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Students can dress the Sock Monkey for various occasions and can add up the cost of each addition to the monkey’s appearance.

Students can practice their math skills while dressing and feeding the Sock Monkey by adding the costs of each addition to the monkey’s wardrobe. The accompanying chart makes math practice quick and easy. Keep all the pieces together in a clear envelope.

17769-XL-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Envelopes #1 (4 Die Set) - XL A11193-Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Sock Monkey
Adhesive, Cardstock, Construction paper, Crayons or markers, Double-sided tape, Page protector
Adhesive, Cardstock, Construction paper, Crayons or markers, Double-sided tape, Page protector

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. The Sock Monkey accessories sheet assigns dollar value to each accessory (Figure A). Make a copy of the sheet.
  2. Die-cut an Envelopes #1 shape using a clear page protector. Fold on all the perforations.
  3. Place double-sided tape on the side and bottom tabs. Attach the tabs to the Envelope.
  4. Die-cut the Sock Monkey and accessories from assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper. (You can laminate the paper first for longer usage and then die-cut the accessories.)
  5. Decorate the accessories with crayons, makers or paper layers.
  6. Keep the accessories sheet and the Sock Monkey in the clear Envelope (Main Photo).
  7. Figure the value of all the items used to dress the Sock Monkey. If the students are old enough, they can also figure out the sales tax.
  8. This is a great practice for real life financial skills!

  • Figure A

Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Achievement Standard:

  • Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Source: educationworld.com

Number and Operations in Base 10 Grade 3
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

  • Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Source: corestandards.org/Math /Content/3/NBT/A/2/

Measurement and Data Grade 2
Work with time and money.

  • Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

Source: corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/C/8

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