k-2 GradesMathematics

Tasks for Delayed Gratification

Personal Finance Big Ideas taught in this task:

Delayed Gratification

The purpose of this task is for students to compare two options for a prize where the value of one is given $2 at a time, giving them an opportunity to “work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.” This context also provides students with an introduction to the concept of delayed gratification, or resisting an immediate reward and waiting for a later reward, while working with money.