Educator Resources for Ice Cream Truck
This math game teaches students about budgets and cost management in a fun, real world context. Students purchase ingredients and choose their recipe and price, but must balance their costs with increased popularity (and therefore the increased customer base) that comes with the best recipes. The goal is to make enough money to move on to the next city, where game play increases in difficulty and even more money can be made. Guide students to apply their multiplication, division, and money skills as they advance through the various levels of the game.
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore the importance of budgets when running a small business. Students will apply a variety of math skills (including multiplication and division) as they attempt to maximize profits, cut expenses, and maintain customer satisfaction in a simulated ice cream truck. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »