Run a Donut Shop PBL Task


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 plan for and run their own donut shop!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to purchase ingredients for their donut shop. 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 designing their donuts and taking customers' orders! This includes both Printable & Digital versions in 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 Pages: Two brainstorming sheets for students to think about what makes a great donut and donut shop

Ingredient Menu: This shopping menu displays the prices for ingredients, drinks, and donut toppings - 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. They need to follow certain guidelines.

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.

Designing the Donuts: Students will design 4 donuts to sell in their shop. They'll name it, set the price, color a picture to display it, and write a short description of the donut.

Taking Orders: Students will display their menu and take 6 classmates' orders and find their totals.


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