Shopping on a budget while considering tax is a difficult concept to learn. My students practice using these worksheets. They love the freedom of choosing where they want to shop and what they want to buy.
Using the dollar up method, students determine the approximate price with tax for each item then add down to find the total cost. After the shopping and math is complete, students decide if they have enough money. If they are over budget, I ask them to make adjustments to their shopping list to fit in the given budget.
Money skills, addition, dollar up, budgeting, budgets, tax