With this project, students will have fun spending $1,000,000.00 in the ways that you have specified. They will pay for college, buy a home, buy a car, take a vacation, and give to charity. They will then save 15% of the remaining money and have an opportunity to spend the remainder of the money in any way they choose. They will make a power point presentation to document their spending and will be required to fill out checks for their purchases and track their spending in a transaction register, all of which are included in you purchase.
This is a great end of the year project. It can also be used as a culminating task if you have a unit that coordinates with the project. It covers many different topics, including percentages, adding and subtracting decimals, adding and subtracting multi digit numbers, research skills and check writing skills.
This zip file includes a directions power point, an example power point, a rubric, and the checks and register that will be needed for the project. The directions and example are fully editable so you can make the project work for you and your class.