Project Based Learning- Build & Run a Pet Grooming Center DISTANCE LEARNING

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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We had a STEM week and this was the resource that our 4th grade students used. They had so much fun designing their own business and they didn't even realize they were learning while doing it.
Easy to upload to Google Classroom and a great resource for teachers who want a PBL experience in their classroom.


Your students have decided to open up their very own Pet Grooming & Doggy Daycare business! They will use real-life math skills to plan, design, and manage their business.

This PBL (Project-Based Learning) project is perfect for late third graders or early fourth graders. It can be used as a part of your economics unit or as a review of math skills learned throughout the year. Your kiddos will need to apply the following math skills in order to successfully run their pet grooming center:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement (Area)
  • Data
  • Elapsed time

Throughout the course of the project, students will be challenged with:

  • Planning and designing the grooming center layout
  • Hiring a company to place turf in their playground area
  • Purchasing supplies for their center
  • Hiring employees
  • Calculating employee salaries
  • Advertising
  • Calculating daily sales
  • Creating employee schedules
  • Analyzing monthly sales & graphing data

Vocabulary cards & two extension activities are also included:

  • Shoe box diorama model of their center
  • STEM Challenge- Build your own dog kennel

*** NOW INCLUDES: Digital Version for Distance Learning (GOOGLE SLIDES)

Students simply type in their answers in the text boxes!

When you download the DIGITAL RESOURCE, you'll find:

  • Teacher Directions- (extremely easy and requires no prep!)
  • Step by Step instructions on how to download and make a copy of a Google Slide.
  • Step by Step instructions on how to assign Google Slide assignments to your students.
  • Step by Step instructions on how to assign on Google Classroom.

Engage your kiddos with real-world problems and challenges that are exciting and meaningful!

>>> Check out the "Camping PBL Project" HERE!

>>> Check out the "Restaurant Diner PBL Project" HERE!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me:


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10–90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.


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