4th Grade Math PBL – Budget & Money Supermarket Spree Project Based Learning

4th Grade Math PBL – Budget & Money Supermarket Spree Project Based Learning



4th Grade Math PBL – Budget & Money Supermarket Spree Project Based Learning

⭐ 4th grade budget & money supermarket spree is a project based learning task that involves using 4th grade math standards to budget, plan, and carry out a grocery shopping trip. This resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest in the classroom or distance learning. Students follow instructions on adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm, multiplying a whole number of up to 4 digits, comparing two fractions, using decimal notation, and more! Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.


⭐ This project-based learning task involves using the following CCSS math standards to solve problems related to grocery shopping.

  • 4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • 4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number and multiply two two-digit numbers.
  • 4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals.
  • 4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.
  • 4.NF.C.6 Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.
  • 4.NF.C.7 Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size.


Key Features:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills. Students are tasked to plan a budget for grocery shopping while practicing budgeting skills.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.


What’s Included?

  1. Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
  2. Student Directions
  3. Setting the Budget
  4. Mom’s Grocery List
  5. Grandma’s Recipe
  6. Dad’s Cookout
  7. Julia’s Piggy Bank
  8. Produce Aisle
  9. Dad’s Cookout Items
  10. Dried Goods
  11. Refrigerated Goods
  12. Checkout Aisle
  13. Challenge #1: Making Change
  14. Challenge #2: Checking Out
  15. Challenge #3: Picking Treats
  16. Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  17. Answer Key


Take a closer look at what this project based learning looks like in this video preview.


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 5th Grade version!


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