Christmas Shopping

This maths scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to practise using formal written methods for addition and multiplication to calculate the cost of buying different items to celebrate a family Christmas. The class can explain the correct ways of laying out calculations when working with money amounts to two decimal places.

Practise using formal written methods for addition and multiplication to calculate the cost of buying different items to celebrate a family Christmas

Lesson One : Christmas Party

Practise adding money amounts using standard written methods of addition to calculate the cost of items for a Christmas party

Lesson Two : Family Presents

Practise using standard written methods to add numbers with two decimal places to calculate costs of buying presents at Christmas

Lesson Three : Christmas Holidays

Practise using standard written addition methods to calculate the costs of buying tickets to different destinations for a holiday at Christmas

Lesson Four : Panto Tickets

Use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying tickets to different Christmas pantomimes

Lesson Five : Stocking Prices

Calculate the cost of buying different themed Christmas stockings by multiplying pairs of two digit numbers using a standard written method

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