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Calculating the cost of Christmas - Maths Lesson

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This mini lesson will allow students to put their computation skills to work, while having some Christmas fun.  Students will be provided a budget (set amount of money to spend).  They will be choosing items from the list for each member of their family.  The goal is for them to divide their money evenly between each family member.  Then, they will be choosing the best gifts for each family member. 

Essential Questions

·    How does price influence purchases?

·    what decisions affect buying decisions?

Key Learning Areas - Numeracy & literacy

Concepts Taught - Subtraction, problem-solving

Target Age - 9 – 12 Year Olds

Duration - 1 x 60 minute Session

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