Theme Park Maths: Ticket Prices

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week they needed to start thinking about how much they need to charge for entrance to the park. They know that they need to charge enough to make a profit but if they charge too much no one will come and then they’ll definitely lose money! To ensure they were in the right price range they compared prices on several theme parks in the UK, they used their understanding of mode, mean, median and range to decide an appropriate price. After this they came up with some special offers to encourage people to attend their parks. Here is what they worked on:

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£50+£80+£68+£37+£130/5=£73

Kid’s cost 36.50
If your under 1 meter you get 20%of permanently
3 years and under go free
50% off on Sundays
It cost £73 if your an adult to get into my theme park

Adult. Children. Family. Senior. Disabled/carer

(Pounds)

36. 30.60. Of three. 18. 36
93.15
By
Joseph Of four
124.20

Of five
155.25

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Theme Park Maths: Restaurant Visitors

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week they needed to start thinking about how practical their restaurant choices had been. They were given a detailed time of arrival for several different groups of people including families, couples, friends and teenagers. Each of those people needed a seat for varying amount of times – it takes longer for a family to each than a couple because the adults have to help the children and themselves. To find out how long each group of people would take, we had to read a graph. They had to work out how long it would be until all the people in their queue had been seated in their restaurant. You can imagine that if they only had a few seats in their restaurant – the lunchtime rush is going to be hard to handle!

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Alex’s Theme Park Maths!
Arrive at 12:00 When they get served:

2A and 2C 12:01. Takes 20 mins to eat
1A and 3C. 12:01. Takes 25 mins to eat
5 teens. 12:01. Takes 35 mins to eat

Arrive at 12:10

2A and 2C. 12:01. Takes 20 mins to eat
1A and 3C. 12:21. Takes 25 mins to eat
5 teens. 12:21. Takes 35 mins to eat
Party of 10. 12:36. Takes 45 mins to eat

Arrive at 12:30

A couple. 12:46. Takes 10 mins to eat
A couple. 12:56. Takes 10 mins to eat
A couple. 12:56. Takes 10 mins to eat

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Theme Park Maths: Plan a Restaurant Finished

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week was their eighth week so they needed to start thinking about what the restaurant (which they should have added to their theme park map a few weeks ago) will be like and include. They first started by thinking about floor space, the restaurant had a maximum area of 30 metres squared and some people had planned for even smaller restaurants! They then had to think about how they were going to represent it, a ratio of 1cm:100cm was quite small and tricky to plan on. From here they had to estimate/research the size of tables and chairs, to be able to plan their area. As well as this, they were asked to think about the menu, realistic prices and ‘meal deals’. There is lots and lots to think about this week so it’s likely to take us a couple of lessons to complete this.

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It will have a theme.the theme is a farm.it will have a grass floor ,not real grass though just a grass floorboards and some farm animals on the walls and maybe some pens with animals in them.it will fit 32 people.i will just order the tables normally by just putting them anywhere suitable.i will have roast chicken,pork chops,carrots,potatoes,apple pie,lamb chop,fruitcake and some steak.i will charge mainly around 2 pounds to make sure people actually come.i will not have meal deals or special offers.i will have tables with wheels so you can fit more people.you will need 1 meter.

Theme Park Maths: Plan a Restaurant

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week was their eighth week so they needed to start thinking about what the restaurant (which they should have added to their theme park map a few weeks ago) will be like and include. They first started by thinking about floor space, the restaurant had a maximum area of 30 metres squared and some people had planned for even smaller restaurants! They then had to think about how they were going to represent it, a ratio of 1cm:100cm was quite small and tricky to plan on. From here they had to estimate/research the size of tables and chairs, to be able to plan their area. As well as this, they were asked to think about the menu, realistic prices and ‘meal deals’. There is lots and lots to think about this week so it’s likely to take us a couple of lessons to complete this.

This is what we have got so far:

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How much maths can you do about a love heart?

During a ‘start of topic’ shape lesson on Monday we had the challenge of naming 20 2D shapes. After we had completed the obvious, and a few that we wracked our brains to remember the proper names for, we began using their imaginations. Here we got things like ‘star’ or ‘arrow head’ which lead us to describe shape families and regular/irregular shapes. We concluded a 5 point star would be a decagon, as it has 10 sides, and an arrowhead would be an inverted kite and part of the quadrilaterals family. Then someone suggested a heart shape…

First we started with, what properties would a heart have? 2 sides? Ok, what other shapes have 2 sides? Then, the suggestion of a semi-circle – good thinking so far! Next, the question ‘Is a heart an irregular semi-circle?’ And from here we have had a long and detailed debate, clarifying our understanding of shape vocabulary and challenging what we knew.

If you are interested you can look at our Padlet wall here showing some of our thinking. We know that not all of our information is accurate but it’s all learning!

Our main questions were:

  1. Is a heart a 2D shape? Or just one line that meets?
  2. If a heart is a 2D shape, what properties does it have to have?
  3. Is a heart like a semi-circle as they both have 2 sides?
  4. Is a heart like a circle that’s been squashed (irregular), even though it has 2 sides?
  5. Does a heart belong to a shape family like a rectangle belongs to quadrilaterals?
  6. Does a typical heart have one vertex? The vertex at the top is a reflex angle so it might be the opposite of a vertex, or an inverted vertex.
  7. Can you measure an angle of the two lines that meet are curved?
  8. If you can’t measure an angle on a curved line, can you say that a heart has 2 vertices?
  9. If the circumference of a circle is ‘the linear difference around the edge of a closed curve’ then that could surely be applied to a heart shape as well? If it can, then are we saying a heart is related to a circle or perhaps an irregular type of circle?

If you have any answers, or opinions, about our discussions and our questions we would love to hear what you think! Please leave us a comment.

Theme Park Maths: Adventure Playground

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week was their seventh week so they needed to start thinking about an adventure playground for all the children. They started by thinking about suitable 3D shapes (and their properties) when they were building the structures, as well as angles for things like slides. During their explanations they were challenged to discuss the properties of 3D shapes including vocabulary such as parallel, perpendicular and make reference to their work on angles.

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