This activity can be used in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade classrooms.
Ahead of time, I start collecting sales ads for grocery and drug stores for the students to use. Halloween candy starts going on sale in September so you can start this project before Halloween.
Students will need to set up and solve 8 division or unit rate problems to find the price for each piece of candy/ treat/ or drink. Then, students will be given a budget to see how many of each item they can buy (decimal division)
$3.00 for a 12 pack of juice boxes
$3.00 ÷ 12 = .25
Each juice is .25
You are given $13 to spend on drinks
$13.00 ÷ .25 per juice box = 52 juice boxes.
You could purchase 52 juice boxes for Halloween.