Pupils are asked to choose the best trip using survey data and then cost it.
- National Curriculum levels 4 to 5
- 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Pencil, calculator and paper
Key Processes involved
- Simplify the situation, summarise unsorted data, and represent data mathematically.
- Calculate costs accurately.
- Interpreting and evaluating
- Interpret their tables and deduce the best place for the trip.
- Communicating and reflecting
- Clearly describe their decision making process and their methods.
Check that pupils understand the context, for example, give out the task sheet and ask general questions such as:
- Which place has the cheapest entrance fee?
- Which place is nearest?
- What are Lucy’s first and second choices?
- How does the bus company charge for the coach?
- How much will teachers have to pay?
- How much will the school pay towards the total cost of the trip?
Pupils can tackle this task in different ways, but they might be expected to know:
- How to collect discrete data
- How to record data using a frequency table