Learning about money is a crucial component of the learning process. Children study various topics under money, like the denomination of money, conversion of money units, profit and loss, and simple interest. The unitary method is another important topic to teach about money.
This teaching guide aims at simplifying the important topic of the unitary method by providing interesting teaching aids like animated comic videos, posters, worksheets, and engaging activities.
We use the knowledge of the unitary method in everyday life while shopping. When we visit the market to purchase anything we want, we inquire about the item’s pricing from the shopkeeper and call it the unit price.
With the help of this unit price, we determine the cost of the number of items we wish to purchase. When the price of a multiple is provided, we sometimes calculate the unit price.
The unitary method helps us find the cost of one unit and then the cost of the required number of units. It simply follows the rules of “divide, then multiply.”
Cost of single unit from the cost of many units :
To calculate the cost of a single unit, we divide the total cost by the number of units specified.
Here, the cost of 6 cupcakes is 300$. To determine the cost of 1 cupcake, we will simply divide 300 by 6.
The cost of 1 cupcake is 50$.
Cost of many units from the cost of one unit :
To calculate the cost of many units, we multiply the given cost of 1 unit by the required number of units.
Here, the cost of 1 book is 60$. To determine the cost of 6 books, we will simply multiply 60 by 6.
The cost of 6 books is 360 $.
Unitary Method : Tips
- Divide to calculate the cost of 1 from the cost of many
- Multiply to derive the cost of many from the cost of one.
Teaching unitary method with kid-friendly, clear, and easy-to-understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
Learning the unitary method can be made enjoyable by incorporating interactive games and activities.
Flip the cards!
- In this activity, design different flashcards, as shown below.
- Place the flash cards in an inverted position. Children need to flip any one card and answer the question on the card with the timer.
- A child who answers correctly in the shortest possible time is a winner.
Help your kids practise unitary method with interesting and engaging fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math by Fun2Do Labs.