This is a project I created for my middle school students. We work on it after STAAR and while waiting for scores, because it's a great way to release stress after cramming for the test. The kids get to be creative and design their own business, it's a fully 'self-guided' packet, that walks them through forming a business, calculating net and gross profit and overhead, as well as teaching them the basics of income tax! The students really get into it, because they feel like it's relevant to their own lives. There are more creative portions, such as creating a poster and diorama of the business, and more technical ones like filing for tax. I personally send portions of it home for them to research, and then come and do the 'math' work in class where we have calculators and I can help them.