PBL Math Problem Solving Project - The Amusement Park - Print and Digital

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My students love using this as a free time activity! I have some high flyers that need to be more academically challenged! This is perfect!
I used this resource for my enrichment RTI group. They loved it and I plan to use others in the future!
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Are you looking for a high-level, math project-based learning/problem solving project to use with your students? Finding quality math tasks that are engaging and low-prep is tough--but I've got you covered!

  • Do you want flexibility—a math resource that can be used with small enrichment groups or can be tiered so you can use it with your entire class…but at different levels?
  • Do you want your students to be problem solving, thinking creatively, writing and talking about math, and working collaboratively?
  • Do you want them working on math in “real world” contexts?
  • Do you want to have both PRINT and DIGITAL options available all in one resource?

This series may be just what you are looking for!

For years, I have wished and hoped for a resource that would provide my students with high quality, open ended tasks to allow them to apply what they learn to real world situations. Guess what? They are hard to find! So I thought and I thought…and finally the idea for a flexible, high level series of problems came to me. They can be used whole class…with enrichment groups…for fast finishers…or even in different ways with different students.

This version is PERFECT for any time of year and with any group of students because it is all about planning an amazing trip to an amusement park! There are lots of factors to consider--this is not a fill-in-the-blank resource...but a true open-ended math project.

Each "Thinker Task" resource is based on a different real world theme--like planning the timing of a holiday feast, spending a day at an amusement park, or planning a party--and students need to use the "Math by the Numbers" posters (available in full color to laminate for centers and in black and white for easy copying) to work on a multiple step, open ended project.

These activities are tiered so that the same activity is available at different levels. Not only that, but you get additional math practice sheets (also tiered), suggestions for math discussions, extension activities, and more!

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This version focuses on addition and subtraction of money, basic multiplication, and multi-step problem solving. It is ideal for grades 3 - 5 and could be used in other grade levels at your discretion. I hope you enjoy it--and the flexibility it offers you


***What are teachers saying about this resource?***

"Loved this product. It was a great challenge for my high flyer math students. It really made them think out of the box and problem solve!"

"Great resource. I was looking for ways to challenge some students while incorporating real-world math. This is perfect!"

"My students loved this activity. It was engaging and helped them apply the skills they learned."


Looking for more Thinker Task resources? Here is the complete list!

The Amusement Park Problem

Back to School Shopping Problem

Holiday Feast Problem

A Sleepover Problem

A Valentine Celebration Problem

A Holiday Cookie Problem

A Fundraising Problem

A Bundle of All 7 Tasks!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.


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