Essential Question: “How does the Peruvian sol compare to the US dollar and what can I buy with it?”
Lesson Objective: Students will use math skills and numbers vocabulary to understand the value of the Peruvian sol when purchasing items in Peru. They will also compare salaries in the US with those in Cusco Peru in order to understand the buying power in each country.
Spanish 1, 2 or 3
I. Focus and Review
II. Statement of Objectives
III. Teacher Input
IV. Guided Practice
V. Independent / Small Group Practice
1. Review numbers 0 - 20 by
2. Review numbers by 10’s to 100
and then play “Cruza el río”
“Today we are going to practice
using Peruvian currency and to
understand why some things
cost more in Peru than in the
1. The money used in Peru is
called the Peruvian sol.
2. Notice that one sol does NOT
equal to one dollar.
1. Open up either the Google Slide
Presentation of “Practice with
prices at a Peruvian supermarket”
or follow the Emaze link.
2. Pass out “Tabla de valores”
3. In small groups or individually,
students use a digital device to
ter/ in order to fill out the Tabla de
valores activity sheet needed for
the next step of the lesson.
Suggestion: Print enough Tabla de
valores sheets for groups of 2-3
students as a class copy. Place in
plastic sleeves and have students use a dry erase marker to save paper.
NOTE: Review the GROUP
RESEARCH document and change
salaries to reflect those in your area
1. Independently or in groups of 2-
3, students work together on
GROUP RESEARCH Ganga o
2. Students will use the completed
“Tabla de valores” to help them
find price equivalents.
3. Teacher checks for basic
comprehension by students
4. Pass out the GROUP
5. Students post their conclusions
on the board or on padlet.com.
6. Introduce the ASSESSMENT
1. For homework or a quiz, assign
the ASSESSMENT ¿Ganga o
Estafa? activity sheet
2. Include this material in the next
class to continue the discussion
of purchase power in Peru vs. in
3. Ask questions that promote
understanding of cultural
2 options for presenting:
- Option 2: Emaze
Note: Emaze has embedded links
to videos about some of South
America’s fruits and vegetables.
- White board, chalk board
or use a collaborative
digital tool such as
Padlet.com for students to
share their findings.
25 - 30 minutes
5 minutes to begin + finish for