The Prince is trying to woo his true love, Polly, with gifts for all twelve days of Christmas. He foolishly spends TOO much money. It's up to your students to calculate the bill, persuade him which gift is the best to buy, and help him save money using coupons.
Twelve Days Of Christmas lyrics sheet
Short story and order sheet
Cost form for calculating prices
Sheet of six suggested activities
Persuasive pillar organizer for student use
Coupon page with activity for calculating percent off
Math activities require addition,subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimal numbers that may require use of calculator based on student's ability. Students must be able to round decimals to nearest whole number. One activity requires students to change percents to fractions to decimals in order to calculate a sale price. Writing activities focus on persuasive writing. I have done this activity with my fifth-graders for several years and have found success. Students who struggle academically will need teacher support but those who like a challenge will thrive with these activities.