Select a page of The Columbus Dispatch and circle
all the even numbers on the page.
Cut numbers from The Columbus Dispatch and place
each on a blank card. Write or cut matching number words
from the newspaper on a second set of cards. Cut and
paste matching numbers of items on a third set of cards.
Use the cards for matching and rummy games.
Draw a large shape on each sheet of newspaper. Look
through The Columbus Dispatch for items of similar shapes.
Cut them and paste them in the large matching shapes.
Select five ads with prices for products from The
Columbus Dispatch. Round the price to the nearest dollar
or ten dollar amount. Add up the rounded prices. Use
a calculator, if needed, to add the real prices. What
is the difference between the rounded and real prices?
Find several ads for the same or nearly the same
product. Compare the prices. Put them in sequence lowest
Find different items in The Columbus Dispatch ads
that you'd like to get as presents. How much would they
Cut a recipe out of The Columbus Dispatch. Cut the
recipe in half. Next try to double the ingredients.
Measure the front of The Columbus Dispatch. Figure
out the length, width, perimeter and area. Then do this
with various sized advertisements.
Find. a classified job ad that gives an annual salary.
How much would that come to per month? Per week? Per
Pick eight stocks you'd Iike to buy and ask for
help in identifying the initials for those companies
on the stock market page. Using the Business section
of The Columbus Dispatch find the value of 100 shares
of each stock. (Companies may list a stock's value at
21 1/4 meaning the stock is $21.25 per share.) You might
start a small journal and check that stock price at
least one time a week so you could see if it went up
of down. You could graph its progress. Would you want
to own this stock?