5th Grade Math PBL – Budget & Money Supermarket Spree Project Based Learning

5th Grade Math PBL – Budget & Money Supermarket Spree Project Based Learning


Budget & Money Supermarket Project Based Learning – 5th Grade

⭐ Supermarket Spree is a project based learning PBL activity for 5th grade math standards to budget and plan a grocery shopping trip. Fun and meaningful way to practice fractions, decimals, measurement conversions, and more!


Your parents have given you the responsibility of going to the supermarket and purchasing all the food and necessary items your family will need for the week. It is your job to budget for all the items, compare costs of similar items, analyze sales prices, and make other decisions about your family’s grocery purchases.


⭐ 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 any classroom. Students solve realistic word problems involving adding money, estimating, adding fractions, converting measurements, adding, subtracting, and multiplying, decimals, 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.

  • 5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • 5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors.
  • 5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths.
  • 5.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
  • 5.MD.A.1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • 5.MD.C.5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume.


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: Checking Out
  14. Challenge #2: Picking Treats
  15. Challenge #3: Bagging Items
  16. Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  17. Answer Key


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 1st Grade version!


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