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Maths Challenge – Party Planners

Today P5-7 worked in teams to plan and organise a pretend end of term Christmas Party for 100 children and invited guests. It was to be an evening party with food, drinks, décor and entertainment. 

This was a super opportunity to put our mathematical skills to the test. We made use of fractions and percentages to work out VAT at 20%, information handling to interpret and organise survey results, measurement to calculate decorations required and calculations using time to plan for setting up and DJ time slots.

I was very impressed with the cooperation and problem solving skills displayed during this task …. and would not hesitate to book any of our young party planners for my next party!