Why Lesson Planet?
In this math instructional activity, students learn real world math applications for budgeting expenses in a simulated family. Students make a family profile with profession choice and monthly income. Students then fill out detailed budgets which predict costs for food, housing and other necessities. Students draw a family portrait and choose how many children will be in their family. Students use the money printed on the page to think about real-life savings and budgeting for expenses.