Imagine having $200 to spend on Christmas gifts for your family. That sounds like a lot until you start shopping! This mini unit is a great deviation from your regular math curriculum during the hectic December months.
Day 1: Part A: Beginning Budget - List the people you're buying for. how much you want to spend on each person, and possible gift ideas.
Day 2-3: Part B: Final List of Purchases - Research with online shopping sites or local flyers. Be sure to list each person, how much you spent, what you purchased, and where you found the gift(s)
Day 4-5:Calculate the total amount spent and money you have left over. Make necessary budgetary changes.