Page 1 The Junk Seller 60 Have you ever met a â€“ a woman who sells junk? This is a true story told by Kiran who has a junk shop in Patna. I studied in a Hindi medium school in my village. My father wanted girls to study like boys. I loved Hindi and Science, but I hated Maths! Today Maths is most useful for my work. I could never imagine this in school. What about you? Do you also find Maths difficult? What is the most difficult thing in your Maths book?_______ What do you think is the easiest lesson? ________ When I was young, my father died in an accident. So my mother worked as a servant in some houses. We had a difficult time. I had to leave school after Class VIII. I wanted to study more but my mother got me married. My husband's family lived in a mud house. His two brothers and his sister did not go to school. He had a tea stall. Kabariwali , 6 Page 2 The Junk Seller 60 Have you ever met a â€“ a woman who sells junk? This is a true story told by Kiran who has a junk shop in Patna. I studied in a Hindi medium school in my village. My father wanted girls to study like boys. I loved Hindi and Science, but I hated Maths! Today Maths is most useful for my work. I could never imagine this in school. What about you? Do you also find Maths difficult? What is the most difficult thing in your Maths book?_______ What do you think is the easiest lesson? ________ When I was young, my father died in an accident. So my mother worked as a servant in some houses. We had a difficult time. I had to leave school after Class VIII. I wanted to study more but my mother got me married. My husband's family lived in a mud house. His two brothers and his sister did not go to school. He had a tea stall. Kabariwali , 6 If a person who runs a tea stall earns Rs 30 in a day, how much will he earn in 10 days? _____________ And in a month? ________________ How did you get the answer? Discuss. Findout:howmuchforacupoftea? Ask people and find out the cost of a cup of tea at a tea stall ____________ at a hotel ________________ ? ? Findout:whatisaloan? Have you ever heard of someone taking a ? For what? _________ How much loan was taken? ____________ How much money was paid back? ____________ Hariya and Babu want to buy a handcart for Rs 300. loan ? ? ? 61 I thought of starting my own business. I thought I should open a bangle shop or a tailor shop. But my uncle said that we could earn a lot by opening a junk shop. In 2001, my mother-in-law and I opened a junk shop. We took a loan of Rs 8000 for the shop. Who has to pay back more â€” Hariya or Babu? ___________ Babu Hariya I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from a bank for six months. I will pay Rs 51 every month to the bank. But I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from Chunnilal. After six months, I will pay back Rs 360. Page 3 The Junk Seller 60 Have you ever met a â€“ a woman who sells junk? This is a true story told by Kiran who has a junk shop in Patna. I studied in a Hindi medium school in my village. My father wanted girls to study like boys. I loved Hindi and Science, but I hated Maths! Today Maths is most useful for my work. I could never imagine this in school. What about you? Do you also find Maths difficult? What is the most difficult thing in your Maths book?_______ What do you think is the easiest lesson? ________ When I was young, my father died in an accident. So my mother worked as a servant in some houses. We had a difficult time. I had to leave school after Class VIII. I wanted to study more but my mother got me married. My husband's family lived in a mud house. His two brothers and his sister did not go to school. He had a tea stall. Kabariwali , 6 If a person who runs a tea stall earns Rs 30 in a day, how much will he earn in 10 days? _____________ And in a month? ________________ How did you get the answer? Discuss. Findout:howmuchforacupoftea? Ask people and find out the cost of a cup of tea at a tea stall ____________ at a hotel ________________ ? ? Findout:whatisaloan? Have you ever heard of someone taking a ? For what? _________ How much loan was taken? ____________ How much money was paid back? ____________ Hariya and Babu want to buy a handcart for Rs 300. loan ? ? ? 61 I thought of starting my own business. I thought I should open a bangle shop or a tailor shop. But my uncle said that we could earn a lot by opening a junk shop. In 2001, my mother-in-law and I opened a junk shop. We took a loan of Rs 8000 for the shop. Who has to pay back more â€” Hariya or Babu? ___________ Babu Hariya I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from a bank for six months. I will pay Rs 51 every month to the bank. But I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from Chunnilal. After six months, I will pay back Rs 360. I have 9 rickshaws of my own. I give the rickshaws on rent, each for Rs 20 a day. On Sundays I do not take any money for them. For 1 rickshaw she gets Rs 20 per day. So, for 9 rickshaws she will earn Rs __________. How did you do it? HowMuchdoesKiranEarnfrom9RickshawsinaDay? Encourage children to use their own strategies to solve such problems. There should be discussiononhowtheyarrivedattheiranswers. 62 People laughed and teased us about our work. They called it or 'dirty business'. But I did not think so. I knew this idea would work. gandakaam Now we have a house with electricity. We have a fridge, a TV and a gas stove. My husband's brothers, sister and also my daughter go to school. pucca Page 4 The Junk Seller 60 Have you ever met a â€“ a woman who sells junk? This is a true story told by Kiran who has a junk shop in Patna. I studied in a Hindi medium school in my village. My father wanted girls to study like boys. I loved Hindi and Science, but I hated Maths! Today Maths is most useful for my work. I could never imagine this in school. What about you? Do you also find Maths difficult? What is the most difficult thing in your Maths book?_______ What do you think is the easiest lesson? ________ When I was young, my father died in an accident. So my mother worked as a servant in some houses. We had a difficult time. I had to leave school after Class VIII. I wanted to study more but my mother got me married. My husband's family lived in a mud house. His two brothers and his sister did not go to school. He had a tea stall. Kabariwali , 6 If a person who runs a tea stall earns Rs 30 in a day, how much will he earn in 10 days? _____________ And in a month? ________________ How did you get the answer? Discuss. Findout:howmuchforacupoftea? Ask people and find out the cost of a cup of tea at a tea stall ____________ at a hotel ________________ ? ? Findout:whatisaloan? Have you ever heard of someone taking a ? For what? _________ How much loan was taken? ____________ How much money was paid back? ____________ Hariya and Babu want to buy a handcart for Rs 300. loan ? ? ? 61 I thought of starting my own business. I thought I should open a bangle shop or a tailor shop. But my uncle said that we could earn a lot by opening a junk shop. In 2001, my mother-in-law and I opened a junk shop. We took a loan of Rs 8000 for the shop. Who has to pay back more â€” Hariya or Babu? ___________ Babu Hariya I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from a bank for six months. I will pay Rs 51 every month to the bank. But I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from Chunnilal. After six months, I will pay back Rs 360. I have 9 rickshaws of my own. I give the rickshaws on rent, each for Rs 20 a day. On Sundays I do not take any money for them. For 1 rickshaw she gets Rs 20 per day. So, for 9 rickshaws she will earn Rs __________. How did you do it? HowMuchdoesKiranEarnfrom9RickshawsinaDay? Encourage children to use their own strategies to solve such problems. There should be discussiononhowtheyarrivedattheiranswers. 62 People laughed and teased us about our work. They called it or 'dirty business'. But I did not think so. I knew this idea would work. gandakaam Now we have a house with electricity. We have a fridge, a TV and a gas stove. My husband's brothers, sister and also my daughter go to school. pucca Page 5 The Junk Seller 60 Have you ever met a â€“ a woman who sells junk? This is a true story told by Kiran who has a junk shop in Patna. I studied in a Hindi medium school in my village. My father wanted girls to study like boys. I loved Hindi and Science, but I hated Maths! Today Maths is most useful for my work. I could never imagine this in school. What about you? Do you also find Maths difficult? What is the most difficult thing in your Maths book?_______ What do you think is the easiest lesson? ________ When I was young, my father died in an accident. So my mother worked as a servant in some houses. We had a difficult time. I had to leave school after Class VIII. I wanted to study more but my mother got me married. My husband's family lived in a mud house. His two brothers and his sister did not go to school. He had a tea stall. Kabariwali , 6 If a person who runs a tea stall earns Rs 30 in a day, how much will he earn in 10 days? _____________ And in a month? ________________ How did you get the answer? Discuss. Findout:howmuchforacupoftea? Ask people and find out the cost of a cup of tea at a tea stall ____________ at a hotel ________________ ? ? Findout:whatisaloan? Have you ever heard of someone taking a ? For what? _________ How much loan was taken? ____________ How much money was paid back? ____________ Hariya and Babu want to buy a handcart for Rs 300. loan ? ? ? 61 I thought of starting my own business. I thought I should open a bangle shop or a tailor shop. But my uncle said that we could earn a lot by opening a junk shop. In 2001, my mother-in-law and I opened a junk shop. We took a loan of Rs 8000 for the shop. Who has to pay back more â€” Hariya or Babu? ___________ Babu Hariya I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from a bank for six months. I will pay Rs 51 every month to the bank. But I have taken a loan of Rs 300 from Chunnilal. After six months, I will pay back Rs 360. I have 9 rickshaws of my own. I give the rickshaws on rent, each for Rs 20 a day. On Sundays I do not take any money for them. For 1 rickshaw she gets Rs 20 per day. So, for 9 rickshaws she will earn Rs __________. How did you do it? HowMuchdoesKiranEarnfrom9RickshawsinaDay? Encourage children to use their own strategies to solve such problems. There should be discussiononhowtheyarrivedattheiranswers. 62 People laughed and teased us about our work. They called it or 'dirty business'. But I did not think so. I knew this idea would work. gandakaam Now we have a house with electricity. We have a fridge, a TV and a gas stove. My husband's brothers, sister and also my daughter go to school. pucca Guess the total money Kiran will pay to the junk collectors. Will it be â€” More than 600? â€” Less than 600? Can you do this without writing? ? ? How much will Kiran pay for 42 kg newspaper? Also find the cost of: a) 22 kg of plastic b) 23 kg of waste paper c) 12 kg of iron SmartKiranSellstheJunk Kiran sells her junk to a big shop. She checks the prices on her mobile phone and sells only when she gets a good price. 64 Rateâ€“List Price of 1 Kg 1. Waste Paper ...... Rs 4/- 2. Newspaper ......... Rs 5/- 3. Iron ..................... Rs 12/- 4. Brass .................. Rs 170/- 5. Plastic ................. Rs 10/- Kind of Junk Today she has gone to sell plastic, newspaper, iron and brass at Dinu's big shop. Dinu weighs 32 kg iron, 4 kg brass, 152 kg newspaper, 63 kg plastic. 7Read More

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