The students LOVED the activity and asked do it again!
Here is the scoop...
12 grocery store ads (Thanksgiving edition) + Paper and Pencils + Thanksgiving Dinner List = Math Funness
We made our list of our Thanksgiving favorites and how much 1 person would eat of each item. Then I told the students they needed to plan a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people using the store ad. I told them they had only $50 and needed enough of each item for each person. Every student was required to do the math.
It was a blast! We were dividing, multiplying, adding, subtracting over and over again. The conversations that were going on were priceless. And the real-world application was perfect.
A couple groups finished early and I told them they have 5 more people coming, but they only get $60. Off they went with determination.
We all loved it and the students asked if they get to plan a Christmas feast!