This grocery store comparison assignment is a great example of real-world math. It gives students a glimpse at how they might use math in their everyday life to save a little money.
Teachers can use the worksheet as is or change store names to fit what's local to students and add in the correct local sales tax or have students look it up.
Students browse weekly ads and compare items from three different stores. They can also find coupons. Then, students find each item's unit price, add up items from each store and add sales tax, and reflect on what they've learned with four reflection questions.