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Pandora's Party Palace Maths Activity - Middle Years


16 mathematics problem solving task cards involving money in a real-world context.

Use this Pandora’s Party Palace Maths Activity when learning about money in the middle years.

Print, cut and laminate a class set to use during maths group activities or focus on one problem at a time as a whole class. Alternatively, give students a copy of a task card to glue into their books to solve independently. Provide students with a set of answer cards to check their working out.

Use the blank template to create your own questions and maths problems based on the catalogue for your class to solve.

This teaching resource includes:

  • 2 x Pandora’s Party Palace catalogues
  • 16 x maths problem solving cards
  • 4 x blank maths problem solving cards
  • 16 x answer cards.

Read more about using this resource to plan a real party in our blog Real World Mathematics | Exploring Maths with an End of Term Party.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 3 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations in Base Ten > Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.2
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Grade 4 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Operations in Base Ten > Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


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  • This resource now includes a set of answer cards.

    Addition by Victoria (Teach Starter) Sunday November 5, 2017

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