PYP“跳蚤市场 ” ｜ PYP Flea Market
On Monday morning, our math department from PYP held a Flea Market at the badminton area. Our purpose for this activity are:
Let students make full use of their idle items at home and share them with other students in need to raise their environmental awareness.
Improve students’ comprehensive mathematical ability, and practice the calculation and conversion of using RMB;
Develop students’ business thinking skills, students learnt how to allocate their money reasonably, and had a preliminary financial management skill.
Enable students to experience the transformation of social roles in the real life, and practice their interpersonal skills and communication skills.
“Welcome everyone! Our items are on SALE!” “Come and buy some stuff! The prices are very cheap!” The voice of the little sellers drag all the attention from teachers and other students. The cheap prices make all the people want to stay here “forever”. The bargaining process lets the students experience and practice their communication skills.
We invited all the students from Grade 1 to Grade 4, and we opened at least 100 stalls, dazzling variety of items! Olivia from Grade 4 brought plenty of beautiful head bands, which has been praised by everyone, a lot of female teachers went to her stall and buy something. Judy from Grade 2 brought a real little cute cat. You can pet it 3 times by giving her 1 RMB, she is a really little business genius!
In each stall, the students experienced a real trading with buying and selling process, and learned a lesson of financial management.
This Flea Market activity combines interests and knowledge together, which truly connects mathematical knowledge with the real life. It accomplished the purpose of “Discovering in life and Learning in practice”. Through the Flea Market, students not only sold the idle items, or handmade products at a lower price to their classmates or friends, but also bought various learning materials and toys and so on. They practiced their mathematical abilities and the language expression abilities, communication skills and the abilities to conduct financial transactions at the same time.