Digital PBL Math for Google Classroom

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Glitter in Third
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
16 Google Slides
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Glitter in Third
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My students and I loved this resource! It was little to no prep and easy to use! Was a great remediation/refresher activity
I used this a a fun review activity at the end of the 2020 school year while we were virtual. It was very engaging.


This online activity puts your students in the shoes of a party planner as they utilize their measurement and budgeting skills to plan a friend’s birthday party! This digital resource is 100% online and can be used on Google Classroom and Google Drive.

Plan A Party is a math project based learning activity (PBL) that results in creating a party for a friend, needing to budget, calculate area, calculate perimeter, convert U.S. customary measurements, and add decimals. Along the way, students will budget and make real-life decisions, all while practicing their vital measurement skills, developing 21st-century skills, communicating, and designing.

This PBL is self-differentiating, meaning that students have the ability to work at their own pace and go as deep as they would like to with their learning.

This product includes 9 printable student pages:

  • Create the guest list
  • Continuously calculate a running budget
  • Choose a venue that fits the budget
  • Calculate the amount of seating needed for guests and cost
  • Calculate the amount of fabric needed for tablecloths (calculate area)
  • Figure out how much food is needed for guests and cost
  • Calculate the best value of lemonade for your guests (U.S. Customary capacity)
  • Set up the room layout with tables and chairs (using perimeter)
  • Create a presentation to tell your friend about the birthday party, budget, and choices made (cumulative project)

This product includes 3 assessments:

  • Self checklist
  • Peer checklist
  • Teacher rubric

This product includes 11 teacher guide pages

  • Final project expectations
  • Ideas to make the cumulative project even more engaging
  • What do students learn in each activity?
  • Timing for activities & PBL
  • Creating an exiting introduction to hook the students
  • Teacher how-to on each activity with ideas for enrichment & extra help
  • Common Core Standards


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Total Pages
16 Google Slides
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by 𝘯 unit squares is said to have an area of 𝘯 square units.
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.


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