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Grocery Store Math

Discover the excitement of math in the real world using grocery store mathematics.

Discover the excitement of math in the real world using grocery store mathematics.

Students always want to know "when will we ever use this!" Grocery store mathematics is a fresh way to teach mathematics in the real world, also known as consumer math or home economics. This is a complete semester in which students will learn how to use mathematics to stay under budget while shopping. In this class students will get to go shopping to practice their real world skills.

The classes in this series are:

  • In Module 1 students will learn what estimation(rounding) is, why estimation is important and how to use estimation when shopping. Students will learn how to round prices to the nearest dollar and ten cent.
  • In Module 2 students will learn how to add and subtract prices that are rounded to the nearest dollar or ten cent.
  • In Module 3 students will learn how to understand the weekly store ads and use them.
  • In Module 4 students will learn how to calculate the prices of produce measured by pounds.
  • In Module 5 students will learn how to calculate sales prices
  • In Module 6 student will learn how to add up all the prices to calculate sales tax.
  • Module 7 is the culminating project in which students combine all that they learn to create a budget for a week’s work of groceries, create a menu plan for that week, create a shopping list and execute the shopping list while staying under budget.

Prior Knowledge:

Students should know how to add and subtract whole numbers.

This course includes hands-on, real learning activities. Parents and students will be asked to determine a budget for grocery shopping, make a simple list and go to the grocery store with their family to practice what was learned.

Field Trips Encouraged:

Parents will be asked to take a field trip with their kids to the grocery store to help them shop in the culminating project. Parents are encouraged to reward their children with a prize (that is within the budget) if the children manage to estimate correctly while shopping.


Your Instructor


Andrea Hall, M.Ed.
Andrea Hall, M.Ed.

My name is Andrea Hall and I am a certified teacher and homeschool educator. I have been teaching for over 13 years both in the traditional classroom as well as online and tutoring for over 17 years. I taught all levels of math as well as study skills. I left the traditional classroom in 2010 to homeschool my three kids teaching all subjects from reading to science to math. During that time I served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for online schools as well as designed an ACT Test Preparation program.

An interesting fact was that not only am I an analytical thinker but I am also an artist. My work has been display in an exhibit (this was before children).

I love teaching Mathematics, Science, English, History, Art, Study Skills and Standardized Test Preparation. I pretty much love teaching and I love learning.

My students describe me as "Corny but Cool". I look forward to tutoring you!


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Module 2: Adding & Subtracting Decimals
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  Module 3: Using the Weekly Store Ad
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  Module 4: Calculate Produce Prices
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  Module 5: Calculate Sales Prices
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  Module 6: Calculate Sales Tax
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  Module 7: Culminating Project
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Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unhappy with the course?
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