## Question of the Day: What's the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 4 in 2020?

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Nov 22, 2020
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Question of the Day, Budgeting

Answer: From \$28 to \$58 (rounded up) depending on where you shop

Questions:

• Assume you have an extra \$10 to spend, what additional food items would you add to this list for Thanksgiving dinner?
• Do online research to make sure you’re not spending more than \$10.
• What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

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Extension MATH Activity: Costco was not included given the bulk size of the products they sell (Thanksgiving leftovers might last through New Year’s Day!). Compare the unit price of Costco items to the other four retailers by converting units of measure using this spreadsheet.

Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (CNBC):

For many Americans, Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

About 1 in 3 Americans are planning to have fewer guests at the meal this year, according to a recent survey commissioned by NCSolutions of over 2,000 adults. That could mean changing up the menu and potentially serving less food.

To find out which retailers are offering the best deals on ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner this year, CNBC Make It shopped the lowest-priced ingredients available on Nov. 6 at Northern New Jersey outposts of five of the most popular national grocery chains: AldiCostcoTrader Joe’sWalmart and Whole Foods Market.

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