Understanding Profit

ObjectiveChildren will learn about how to make a profit.
Description Jesse's Ice Cream Shop

This online game teaches participants from grades 9-12 how to understand profit.


1. Navigate to the Rich Kid Smart Kid website.

2. Click on the game Jesse's Ice Cream Stand.

3. Choose your appropriate level and play the game. Take special note of the instructions at the beginning of the game as there are some helpful hints and vital information.

4. Talk about profit with a friend or family member. Answer for yourself or find the answers to the following questions:

  • What is profit?
  • How do you know if your business makes a profit?
  • What influences how many sales you make?
  • How do you decide how to price your product?
  • How can price effect your sales?


For Parents: There are companion guides in the "Grown Ups" section. The guides are meant for classroom use but could easily be adapted for home use, simply print and follow along.


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Mark this activity as complete when you have played the game, discussed the concept of profit and feel like you have a good understanding of profit.

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Age Range 6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18   
Activity Type Game
Tags Logical-Mathematical Intelligence  Expenses  Money  Income  Counting  Cash Flow 
Last ModifiedRobRob


Reference Reference Note  
Rich Kid, Smart Kid

This is the computer game for Jesse's Ice Cream Shop:

Jesse's Ice Cream Shop

These are the companion guides for the game:

Companion Guides

Questions or Comments

  1. EmmaHEmmaH says:

    It's great that there are different levels and the sense of achievement is accomplished. Kids loved playing the game and found it enjoyable/fun!

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