Run a Fidget Store 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 fidget store!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to run their own fidget store. 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 own spinner and popper and will write to convince their teacher to allow fidgets in the classroom. ! 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: Brainstorming sheet for students to think about different spinners and poppers they have seen.

•Planning Menus: These menus displays the prices for spinners, poppers, and storefronts - 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.

Persuasive Writing: Students will write a letter to their teacher persuading him/her to allow fidget spinners and/or poppers in the classroom.

Design your own Popper/Spinner: Students will get creative and will design their very own fidgets to sell in their store. Students will name their fidgets, describe them, and will designate a price as well.

Create an Advertisement: Students will market their fidget store by creating an advertisement to encourage shoppers to come on in.


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