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Financial Planning Maths Investigation - My Day at Leisure Land!

Free on Plus | 14 pages (PDF)|Grades: 3 - 4 | Starter Sheet

A mathematics investigation involving financial planning, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of simple financial planning and timetables.

In this investigation, the students have been given $100 to spend at Leisure Land, a local amusement park. Using the map, price lists and planning worksheets provided in the resource, they must complete a simple spending plan and timetable for their day.

During the investigation, students will be required to make decisions about rides, entertainment, food, drink and souvenirs. They will then need to modify these in accordance with their spending allowance. They will also be required to use mental and written strategies to perform calculations.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • Leisure Lad map and price lists
  • various recording worksheets and planning templates
  • a checklist for students
  • reflection questions.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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great great lessons!

Pedro Vargas · Aug 19th, 2018

I’m so glad you found this resource useful, Pedro. Thank you for your positive comment.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Aug 20th, 2018

This resource has been FANTASTIC for my grade 2/3 class. They loved pretending they were off to Leisure Land and it was a great culminating activity for money and time!! We reflected on which parts we found hard and what we enjoyed.

Jaclyn · Sep 7th, 2017

It is so rewarding to hear this feedback, Jaclyn! Our goal is to create resources that engage and excite the students, so it is wonderful to hear how much your class enjoyed this investigation. We hope to create more of these to add to our growing collection.

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Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 7th, 2017

I used the open ended Leisure Land maths activity last week. My entire class was captivated. Well done Teach Starter

Naomi Wiseman · Aug 30th, 2017

Thank you for the lovely feedback, Naomi! I’m so glad your class enjoyed the activity.

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Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 4th, 2017

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Resource Updates

  • Roller coaster added to price list.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jul 31st, 2017

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