Having trouble getting your class to connect the dots between what they are learning in math to how and when they would really use the skills in their life? This real-world situation activity is just the solution for making that connection for multiplying, adding, and subtracting by decimals using money.
Students are given the task of preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year. Everyone in their family has chipped in money for you to buy all of the best foods for the dinner, enough for all fifteen members of their family. Students will have to look through the local grocery store sale ad, clip coupons, and figure out how much of each food item they will need with the help of the family's serving size recipe cards--all while sticking to the budget. Can they create their budget in time to create the best Thanksgiving dinner ever?
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