A mathematics investigation about decimals and percentages, embedded in a real-world context.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of decimals and percentages.
In this investigation, students must use their knowledge and understanding of decimals and percentages to plan an end of year celebration for their class. The party plan must adhere to a budget agreed to by the class, as well as a set of conditions laid down by the teacher. The students must use the party supplies catalogue provided to select food, party decorations and serving supplies for the celebration, then record all costings on the worksheets provided.
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- answers for all discount calculations
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- party supplies catalogue
- various recording worksheets and party planning templates
- a checklist for students
- reflection questions.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multipl...
- Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
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Calculation error corrected in first row of table on page 11.
Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Sep 13th, 2018
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