Run a Pet Store PBL Math Project


This math PBL project will have your students practicing real-world math applications while having a BLAST! This project-based learning task is a great extension and enrichment activity for your early finishers. They have just been asked to start and run a pet store! They must make several decisions about their new business, practicing several common core math standards along the way. Students will love getting to purchase animals and accessories and plan the layout of their pet store, and YOU will love the enriched math practice they get along the way. This is a great math project-based learning (PBL) task that your students will beg to work on!

This pack would be great for enriching second graders, perfect for third graders, and even a great review for upper grades! This is perfect for an end-of-the-year cumulative or spiral math project!


This product is DIFFERENTIATED for you and your students, and includes U.S., Australian, and Canadian versions!! It also includes both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.



•The Animals: Students use addition/subtraction within 100 or 1,000 (differentiated) to purchase animals for their pet store

•Pet Store Layout: Students measure the different animals with an inch ruler, and use the measurements to set up and plan the layout of their store.

•Pet Shop Owner's Schedule: Students create a schedule for feeding and caring for the animals. Students will practice elapsed time.

•Ordering Supplies: Students need to order food and supplies for their animals. They must make sure they order enough by using arrays, multiplication, addition, and subtraction to answer challenging questions.

•Pet Accessories: Students help kids in the store count their money and make decisions about what they can and can't afford. Students practice counting, adding, and subtracting money.

•How's Business?: Students examine data about different pets that were adopted and create a bar graph using the data. Students answer questions and make business decisions based on the data and bar graph.