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Core Maths Christmas Activity

December 15, 2019

Here’s a really nice Christmas themed activity from Matt, Katie and Zoe at Think Maths.

It takes the idea of the 12 days of Christmas and thinks about the true cost of Christmas with a price index based on buying all of those goods. Their (very comprehensive) set of notes and resources borrows from an idea of the PNC which really does its best to work out the cost of buying all the 12 gifts and has done for the past 36 years! You can see their work on this here.

In my class, I’ll use the Think Maths basic spreadsheet and get students to try and find the prices for each of the items. Then, we’ll use XPI (Christmas Price Index) as a way into the financial math we’re going to look at in January..

I think it’s going to be fun!


It’s worth checking out the other Think Maths Christmas resources too!

Wrapping Presents

Snowflake or Snow-fake? – I’m doing this with my year 12 A level class

From → Core Maths, Level 3, Maths

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