This project can be used when teaching division with decimals and money OR It could be used with finding unit rates. Appropriate for Grades 5-7.
**This project can be timely and should be used with independent or advanced students if used in 5th and possibly 6th grade. I have a simpler/shorter version with half as many division problems and no comparisons. **
In this project, students will use grocery sales ads to compare the prices of similar projects in each of the following categories: meats, produce items, snacks, beverages, and an item of choice. Once they’ve selected the item they would like to buy, they need to find it in two different ads. The items do not have to be exact just comparable
Example: Store A may advertise Chocolate chip cookies for $2.00 and Store B may advertise Sugar cookies for $2.25.
After they found the prices, then they must find the price per ounce or price per pound depending on how the weight was given.
Students will select two different items per category listed above. (10 comparisons total)
Finally, students will use the cheaper item from each comparison to buy. The back page lists their weekly budget and how much money they can spend. Using the price per pound or price per ounce, how many pounds or ounces can you buy and stay within your budget.
This project will help students with the division of decimals, rounding quotients when dividing, and comparing decimals.