This challenge was designed for fourth graders, but with the extension could be used for fifth grade math as well.
Students will plan a holiday party for up to 12 guests. They must decide what food to serve, how much buying that food is going to cost, and they must figure out what to do with the recipes to ensure they have enough food for their guests.
basic addition (how many guests are coming)
adding with decimals (calculating cost of groceries)
navigating shopping websites (using online grocery stores, finding recipes)
how to read recipes
fractions (doubling, halving, adding to sort how much they need for recipes)