Teachers: The Budget

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Having students work out and stick to a budget is a great way to teach and reinforce math skills.  It is also a way to show students how to find out what something might cost and to stick to a budget.

For example, for classroom parties, give the students an amount to work with, give them websites they can search to find prices, and let them plan the party.  Giving students ownership of the budget and planning provides an authentic math experience, and also gives the students ownership and pride in their event.

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