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Using a budget to shop for a party


Students learn about budgets and then use a budget to decide what food to buy for an imaginary party.

Big idea

Using a budget can help us save money.

Essential questions

  • What is a budget?
  • How do I use a budget when I shop?


  • Understand how to create and use a budget
  • Practice using a budget

What students will do

  • Make choices about what food to buy for an imaginary party.
  • Reflect on what it was like to work within a budget.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.