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Paying for a pet

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Students calculate the costs of owning a pet and choose the pet that’s best for them.

Big idea

Researching your options can help you make informed buying decisions. 

Essential questions

  • What should I think about before buying a pet?
  • What are the yearly costs and responsibilities that come with owning a pet?

Objectives

  • Learn about the costs of owning different types of pets
  • Make an informed decision about which pet is right for you 

What students will do

  • Determine the first-year cost of owning different types of pets. 
  • Read a scenario and choose a pet for the character in the story. 

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Teacher guide

Paying for a pet (guide)

Student materials

Paying for a pet (worksheet)

Owning and caring for a pet (handout)

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

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