Plan Thanksgiving Dinner PBL Task


Thanksgiving Dinner Math Project - Digital & Printable

Give your students a real-world experience with math by letting them plan and shop for their own Thanksgiving dinner this year! This Thanksgiving math project reviews addition and subtraction with your students.


Start off by hooking them and letting them choose the 10 people they are going to invite to dinner - bonus points if you let them invite their favorite'll have them engaged in seconds! ;)


Students will love getting to work within a budget to plan Thanksgiving dinner - the main course, sides, drinks, and desserts. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by creating an invitation to persuade their guests to come! This includes both Printable Digital versions for Google Slides and Seesaw.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Page: A brainstorming sheet for students to think about different foods you might have at Thanksgiving.

Guest List: Create instant buy-in when you let students choose who they want to invite!

Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for main dishes, sides, drinks and desserts. These display the prices for each thing - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget.

Reflection Questions: Reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and what they might do differently next time.

Invitation to Dinner: Students will fill out the invitation - persuading guests to come to their dinner and describing their menu using juicy adjectives!


*You can differentiate this even further by setting different budgets for your students to work with.