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Grade 3: Opportunity Costs

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:05 PM by   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 1:14 PM ]
Surprise!  You're getting a thousand dollars!  But you can't keep it: it's your budget for a job you have to do.  The job is to set up student hangout room for the school.  You're going to need to buy EVERYTHING needed for the room.  Here's your shopping list:
  • 42 inch TV
  • TV stand or wall mount
  • DVD or Blu-Ray player
  • Video game system
  • Speakers (stereo or surround sound)
  • Movies
  • Couch or comfy chairs
  • snacks and drinks
  • refrigerator
When you go shopping, you'll have to make decisions about which things are most important, what you can do without, and what's a good deal.

  1. Start by going to and searching for the item.
  2. Click on Shopping to find products you can buy.
  3. Write down the item, the cost, and the link to it.
  4. Enter the items into this budget spreadsheet.
Mar 6, 2012, 1:14 PM