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Students learn and practice their spending money skills by using these spending money worksheets, lesson plans, lessons, activities, and exercises.

Spending money is an interesting topic to use to reinforce basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and other skills such as reading comprehension.

Learn practical consumer math skills, buying and bartering for goods or services.


Lessons and Worksheets

     

CLOTHING STORE WORD PROBLEMS

   

Clothing Store Word Problems

With this random worksheet, have your students answer simple questions about spending money.

 

THE BAKERY WORD PROBLEMS

   

The Bakery Word Problems

With this random worksheet, have your students answer simple questions about spending money.

 

THE VALUE OF MONEY

   

Lesson Plan: The Value of Money

The Case of the Broken Piggy Bank.  Students list the values of a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny in dollar form.  Then they find the total monetary value of a set of money, and calculate change received on a purchase.  Includes lesson plan, student lesson, and printable worksheet.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Back to School Word Problems

Practice money skills with a back to school theme.

 

SAVING FOR FRECKLES

   

Saving for Freckles

A story about spending and saving money and using it wisely.  Includes reading comprehension worksheet.

 

SPENDING MONEY FOOD SHOPPING LESSONS

   

Food Shopping

 

Buying Food and Getting Change

 

* Paying for Food

 

GET A DISCOUNT

   

Get a Discount

Teach your students the concept of a discount, while reinforcing basic math skills.` Learn to be a good consumer.

 

SHOPPING LIST

   

Shopping List

Practice using a food shopping list with this printable worksheet lesson.

 

MATH FOR GROCERY SHOPPING LESSON PLAN

   

Math for Grocery Shopping Lesson Plan

Teaching lesson on grocery shopping math, with a focus on produce.  Students determine grocery costs. Includes lesson and worksheets.

 

NEEDS OR WANTS

   

Needs or Wants

For budgeting or otherwise, every good consumer need to understand the difference between needs and wants.

 

FRACTIONS AND MONEY

   

Lesson Plan: Multiplying Fractions

How many pieces in a chocolate candy bar? Students identify the fractions including the numerator and denominator, and learn to multiply fractions.  Includes lesson plan, student lesson, and printable worksheet.

 

Lesson Plan: Dividing Fractions

How many quarters in one dollar?  Students learn about reciprocals, converting fractions to solve, and dividing fractions.

 

How to Convert Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Students learn to convert fractions, decimals, and percents.

 

 

GROCERY STORE RECEIPT

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Grocery Store Receipt

Practice calculating receipt totals and taxes while reinforcing basic consumer math skills such as adding and percentages.

 

READING A RESTAURANT MENU

   

Restaurant Menu Lesson Plan Worksheet

Restaurant Menu Lesson

Practice reading items on a simple restaurant menu and answering the spending money questions.

 

RESTAURANT CHECK

   

Restaurant Check Lesson Plan Worksheet

Restaurant Check

Practice calculating restaurant check charge totals and taxes.

 

TIPPING LESSON

   

Restaurant Tipping Lesson Plan Worksheet

Restaurant Tipping

Practice calculating a tip at a restaurant. Tipping the waiter or waitress.

 

ESTIMATING YOUR GROCERIES

   

Estimating Your Groceries

Students practice their math skills at estimation while shopping for groceries.

 

GROCERY SHOPPING WITH COUPONS

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Grocery Shopping with Coupons - Introduction

Students use the coupons and answer the questions about grocery shopping with coupons.  An introductory lesson on using coupons and understanding discounts.  Basic consumer money math.

 

COMPARISON SHOPPING WORD PROBLEMS

   

Comparison Shopping

Learn about consumer comparison shopping and comparing prices with this lesson and word problem worksheet.  Compare different products.

 

NUTRITION LESSON

   

Nutrition

Daily Nutritional Needs

When spending money at the grocery, one should keep in mind meeting their daily nutritional needs.  With this lesson, students' practice their understanding of nutrition.

 

COOKING WITH RECIPES

   

Cooking with Recipes Lesson

A lesson on cooking with recipes and learning how to convert servings.

 

MEASUREMENT: LIQUID CAPACITY -- BUYING APPLE JUICE

   

Measurement: How much Apple Juice should you buy?

Students learn about measurement and converting units of liquid capacity including:  fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

 

CHANGES TO THE FOOD PYRAMID

   

Changes to the Food Pyramid

Students learn about changes to the food pyramid, health, and nutrition with this reading comprehension lesson.

 

SALES INVOICE OFFICE SUPPLIES WORKSHEET

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Sales Invoice - Office Supplies

Worksheet to practice using a sales invoice.

 

BLANK MONEY ORDER FORM

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

 * Blank Money Order Form

A sample money order form for your money lesson or practice filling out a money order.

 

WHICH COSTS MORE?

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

 * Which Costs More (1 max)?

 

 * Which Costs More (3 max)?

 

 * Which Costs More (5 max)?

 

PAYING BILLS

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Paying Bills

Students practice paying bills, writing out checks, and updating their bank check register.  Learn real-life money skills including making consumer payments for monthly bills and purchases.

 

SALES TAX - PAYING TAXES

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

 

Paying Taxes

Lessons and worksheets on paying taxes, including sales tax.  Calculate sales tax, using percents to find total cost.

 

BUYING A CAR LOAN INTRODUCTION

   

Buying a Car - Loan Introduction

Read the car advertisements and answer the questions about taking a car loan with this loan worksheet. Down payments, finance charges.

 

RENTING AN APARTMENT

   

Renting an Apartment Lesson Plan Worksheet

Renting an Apartment

Read the apartment advertisements and answer the questions about choosing an apartment to rent. Focus is on rent comparison.

 

CHARITIES, DONATING, AND SHARING MONEY

   

Charities, Donating, Sharing, Giving Money

Lessons on charities, donating, sharing, and giving money.

 

 

 

 

CREDIT CARDS

   

Budget Word Problems Worksheet

Credit Cards

Credit cards, credit, and paying interest. Credit card consumer math skills.

 

BUDGETING MONEY

   

Learn about Budgeting Money

Budgeting Money Lessons and Worksheets

Worksheets and Lessons with a budgeting money theme. Learn about budgeting money issues to help with spending lessons.

 

ADDITIONAL LESSONS

   

Gambling — Risky Business
Students learn about the costs and benefits of gambling.

Spending Plans
Students learn about making spending plans and the importance of saving.

Allowances and Spending Plans
Students learn an introduction to allowances.

Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants
This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping.

 

TEACHING SPENDING MONEY AND CONSUMER MATH IDEAS

   

 Teaching Money Matters and Skills

Money skills lesson idea.

 

 Meal Preparation and Saving Money

Students prepare a meal and learn about saving money.

 

 Shopping and Money Values Lesson

A teaching lesson plan idea on money values and shopping.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL SPENDING MONEY, SHOPPING, AND CONSUMER MATH RESOURCES

Problem Solving Using Shopping Lists - Students use their problem-solving skills and try to stay within their budget as they buy and create their own shopping list.

Grocery Shopping for a Family Profile - Students create menus and shopping lists based on dietary restrictions of a family.

 

 

CONSUMER SPENDING AND SAVING MONEY INFORMATION AND ADVICE

 

 

Spending Tips and Saving Money Information
Learn about the basics of saving money, and spending money wisely. Includes saving money information, tips, and advice.

 

More  Personal Finance, Careers, and Life Information

Information on personal finance, careers, and health.

 

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