Economics: Owning an Ice Cream Shop
Find out what it takes to start and run your own business. Includes information on different types of businesses, sales taxes, licenses and permits, and the characteristics of entrepreneurs. There are many sites about the ice cream industry, plus pricing information about items you would need for your own ice cream shop.
Missouri Business Center
This Missouri government site goes over the basics to owning a business.
Sales Tax Rate Table
This page has information on sales and use tax that applies to goods in the state of Missouri.
Scholastic: Max's Math Adventures
Read this poem about ice cream, then solve the math word problem to see if the kids have enough money to buy ice cream.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Explore the official site of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Includes information about their flavors and a brief company history. There is also a page with games for kids.
Tips to Buying Business Signs
Read this article for tips on purchasing a sign for your business. NOTE: The site includes ads.
International Dairy Foods Association
Explore the links to learn industry statistics, the most popular flavors, the history of ice cream, and ice cream recipes.
The National Dipper
This ice cream trade magazine's classified ads lists items for sale. This can help students understand the costs of running an ice cream business.
World of Gelato
This site has questions that generate ideas on the type of floor plan your ice cream shop should have. The links on the left include prices for menus, signs, equipment, display cases, and more.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Basic Concepts
Learn about various economic concepts, including supply and demand, opportunity costs, and natural, human, and capital resources. Includes many class activities and several online quizzes and interactive games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on taxes.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Taxes
These sites explain the U.S. taxation system and how it works. Learn about the different types of taxes through classroom activities and discussion questions. Also covers the services that local, state, and federal governments provide with tax money. Includes an online concentration game about taxes.
eThemes Resource: Math: Money
These sites help students learn about the value of coins and bills and how to identify them. There are several class activity ideas and online games, including making change and figuring the total change. Includes links to related eThemes Resources on money.
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