This activity is differentiated to three different levels. The shapes in the top right corners of the pages identify the levels. The more sides on the shape, the greater the level of difficulty. Check out the entire "on level" version in the preview!
Everything is ready to use! Decide if you want students to complete this project individually, with partners, or in small groups. Then simply copy materials as described:
1. Each student or group needs a “Party Planning Guide”. These are the leveled part of the program. Note: There are 4 covers to choose from. (Three covers contain a shape that represents the level and one cover contains no shape. This cover can be used for all students so the differentiation is not apparent on the cover. Just be sure all students receive the correct level.)
2. Each student or groups needs a “Party Plan” packet. This is where students will record their work. Copy these pages in order, back to back to allow work pages in the correct places. You can further differentiate by eliminating some pages (ie - word problems and explanations of choices).
3. Watch your students excitedly practice math skills in a real-life scenario!