Making Savvy Consumer Choices

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It's never too early to learn about grocery budgeting. Middle schoolers delve into the world of consumer math with a lesson that focuses on both healthy choices and real-world math applications. Groups work together to form a grocery budget based on the four food groups, and reflect on their group experience.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a cross-curricular unit between math and social studies
  • Host a field trip to the grocery store to collect materials for a class party, and to put class members' budgets to the test
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes optional use of an interactive whiteboard
  • Published in Canada with Canadian supplemental materials, but general lessons are applicable to any country
Pros

  • Comes with links to auxiliary resources
  • Provides handouts for calculating food costs and noting the purpose and benefits of the budget process, and an exit ticket about what they learned from the activity 
Cons

  • None