An entire unit on financial literacy that includes a project where students design, create, and sell their own product and calculate the profit after paying back the cost of materials to make it. Students must borrow money from the bank and pay back. All details about this project are in this unit. Here is a link on youtube to see pictures of Market Day so you can see how some of the materials were used (closed sign, sale report, receipts, etc).
The only thing not included in this is the receipts. I bought them from Staples. Here is the link for this.
You don't have to use the receipt books - I used it to make them practice word form for decimals and write the cost in standard form. You can easily make your own or make a copy of something found on the internet.
My e-mail is included in this unit and you can contact me if you have any questions!
You will need to use a large room (cafeteria/gym) with tables for each store. Ask parents to donate items and stands/displays for market day. I have done this 2 years in a row and it is an amazing experience for the students. Parents came to me and told me their child has been talking about the project nonstop and were so excited for the day to come and sell their product. In my book that means it was a success! :)
You will also need to download the salary/payday sheet, mall map excel template and example. All of these are free. They wouldn't fit in this packet since it is horizontal or another program.