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Math: Shopping at the Mall or Going Out to Dinner

With these pages and activities, students can learn practical math skills that are used when shopping and eating out. Learn to total a bill, shop within a budget, calculate discounts, sales tax, and tips. Included are two related eThemes resources.


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Students can solve math problems involving percentages and scale drawings in and around the shopping mall in this lesson activity.
Use this online calculator to determine sales tax and the actual total cost of items.
Students can exercise their practical math skills in this lesson plan with web supplements.
Students can practice using fractions and decimals in this in class shopping spree.
Practice your math skills in this virtual mall. Solve the problems correctly to earn gold coins. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Find the sales price and percent discount in this virtual toy store. Solve five problems on each level to win.
Students can practice their math and shopping skills using this lesson activity. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
Do you think you won't need to use math in the "real world"? Scroll down to page for of this six-page PDF file to see how you can use math to make shopping easier.
Solve these shopping problems by visiting the online store. NOTE: This activity uses a real online store.
Read the menu to answer the questions in this online activity.
These sites show how math is used in our daily lives. There are examples, student activities, and interactive games. Students can explore how math is used in their homes, at the grocery store, and in sports. Includes links to eThemes resources on time, money, and word problems.
Use these websites to learn how to calculate unit price and use that knowledge while shopping. Includes quizzes, worksheets, and lesson plans. You can also find out about other ways to save money while shopping. Also included are eThemes on personal finance and estimation.

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