This interactive real world activity can be used to apply student knowledge of adding and subtracting decimals.
Students are given a budget to buy groceries for either 1 or 3 days, three meals each day. Then choose items displayed around the room to fill their menus. Add up the total, and subtract from the budget.
One hand out requires students to find a 1-day menu on a $50 budget.
The other hand out requires students to plan for a 3-day menu on a $50 budget.
Each item card has a normal and family size option. If you are looking for an extension have students calculate the unit price of each item to find the “better deal”.