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Financial Planning Maths Investigation - My Day at Leisure Land!

PDF | 14 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

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 £50 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.



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    • Roller coaster added to price list.

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

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