Christmas party planning
In this problem solving activity children choose and carry out a range of calculations in order to plan a Christmas event. The party has to suit a particular number of people and fit within a specific budget so they have to make decisions by looking at realistic pricing options such as: per-person, according to group size or related to time. The party theme can also be extended into other curriculum areas such as persuasive writing and poster design. Provided by matchsticks, this resource consists of an eight page booklet which includes a range of items for the children to choose from when planning their party.