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Planning a School Trip

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem has been designed to work on in a group of about four. For more details about how you might go about doing this, please read the Teachers' Notes.


You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to parents to let them know about the day.

You will need to print off and cut out these cards: Word  or pdf .

Share the cards out between the members of the group.

In your group read through the cards and find the one that describes in more detail what you have to do. You may find that some of the information on the cards is irrelevant!

We would love to see the letters that you write, so please send them in and describe how you tackled the activity.

This activity is taken from the ATM publication "We Can Work It Out!", a book of collaborative problem solving activity cards by Anitra Vickery and Mike Spooner. It is available from The Association of Teachers of Mathematics https://www.atm.org.uk/Shop/Primary-Education/Primary-Education-Books/Books--Hardcopy/We-Can-Work-It-Out-1/act054