Introduction: I introduced this project to my students by explaining they would all be creating their own stores and making fliers to advertise what is in their stores. They could be as creative as they wanted, as long as the products were reasonably priced and they included the prices in decimal form.
Day 1: Students spent the class period designing, researching prices, and creating their flier.
Day 2: All fliers were displayed around the classroom. Students were given the paper titled “Shopping day: My Purchases” and were instructed to go around and choose 8-10 products to buy. They were to fill out the table. In addition to filling out the table, students walked around with receipts and filled out the receipt to leave with the store.
Day 3: Calculating day! Students grabbed a piece of graph paper and added up their total purchases. Then, students took the receipts that were left with their flier at the stores and totaled up their profit. They filled in the paper titled “Shopping day: My Store Profit” to see how much of each product was sold. Once students were able to show me they completed their calculations on paper, I allowed them to check with a calculator.