Run a Breakfast Diner PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students who need a challenge or enrichment, and they'll love getting to run their own breakfast diner!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to purchase menu items for their diner - the beverages, entrees, sides, and condiments. 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 a menu to show guests what their breakfast diner serves. Students will also create a billboard to promote their breakfast diner! This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides.



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 everything they noticed at a breakfast diner- or what they know about eating breakfast at home.

Menus: There is one sheet included that display the options students have to pick from for beverages, entrees, sides, and condiments. 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.

Create a Menu: Students will get to display their breakfast items on a menu - they will price their items and write a description.

Diner Orders : Students will love dining at classmates breakfast diner. Students can take orders from 6 classmates and add up the value of each.

Create a Billboard : Students will design a billboard to promote their breakfast diner.