My para and I have the same birthday and we were looking for something fun to do on that day. There wasn't much out there so I created this birthday activity. Students will plan a birthday party! They will have a budget and everyone in the group will have responsibilities. They will present their party to the class and we will vote on the best one!
The kids had a great time except for the fact that they thought they could actually buy the items on the website! It was a great review for adding and subtracting as well as rounding. Many students saw how connected math is to the everyday world through this activity.