Practical Math Practice: The Grocery Store Game

Number-sense and the ability to estimate are skills that students will need in their every-day life. Unfortunately, these skills can be some of the most challenging to teach without practical experiences.  One of the best places to cultivate the ability to do quick, mental-math estimation is on a trip to the grocery store.  Here is a simple Grocery Store Game you can have your child or student play on their next trip.


The shopper uses estimation skills to select a combination of products that come as close as possible to a target total.


(per participant)

  • A shopping list
  • A separate shopping basket from the main cart/basket
  • paper
  • pencil
  • calculator (optional)

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