Adding and Subtracting Decimals- Grocery Shopping Spree

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Trying to give your students a hands on assignment while working on adding and subtracting decimals?

This is the perfect assignment for you!

Overview:
For this assignment, you will allow students to look through local grocery store adds and pick certain items that match the categories listed. The students will then come up with totals for the categories as well as a grand total for their entire shopping spree.

This is a great real world connection to adding and subtracting decimals that gets students engaged in the learning process.

Additional Materials Needed:
Adds from your local grocery stores.

This download includes-
The three page worksheet needed to complete the activity along with the directions for the assignment.

Categories Include:
Fruit
Meat
Snacks
Other
Grand Total

I found that this also a great tool for teaching budgeting. Challenge your students by saying, "Okay now that you have the grand total for all the items you would like to buy, I am going to challenge you. What if you only had $25.00 to spend at the store, could you still fill out this entire list? Give it a try!"

Other extension activities could include multiplying and dividing with decimals (fruit is $0.69 cents a pound) etc.

I used this in a 5th grade classroom and they had a really great and productive time working on the assignment.

Enjoy!
Total Pages
3
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
50 Minutes

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Adding and Subtracting Decimals- Grocery Shopping Spree