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USDA Food Calculator

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  • Price per Classroom$2.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Budgeting
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

In this worksheet activity, students will learn how to budget effectively for food expenses using USDA Food Plans data. They will analyze and interpret this data for various household scenarios, taking into account factors such as age and household size, to determine accurate monthly food budgets. This activity is designed to enhance students' mathematical skills, as it involves more complex calculations. By engaging in this exercise, students will gain practical experience in budgeting, data analysis, and critical thinking, making it an ideal hands-on learning experience for understanding real-world financial planning.


Here are the scenarios in which students will use the food calculator to find the food cost plans -

Learning Objective

The learning objective of this activity is to teach students how to budget effectively for food expenses using the USDA Food Plans data. Students will analyze and interpret USDA Food plan data for various household scenarios to determine monthly food budgets based on age and household size. This is an ideal activity to practice mathematical skills, as it involves slightly complicated calculations.

Teacher Tips

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  • Price per Classroom$2.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Budgeting
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No