Problem solving activities for Year 6

year 6 problem solvingYear 6: Maths Rats holiday costs

Working out the best deals for a holiday can be a tricky task and this is certainly true for our latest problem solving activities for Year 6. A variety of discounts and offers are available for trips to Llandudno, Snowdonia and Anglesey; but which are the best value for money?

For example, a twin room at the Waves Hotel in Llandudno costs £102 including bed, breakfast and evening meal for two Maths Rats, whereas the Pier View Hotel charges £78 for bed and breakfast for two but offers 20% off evening meals which usually cost £14.25 each. A further complication is the option for an evening meal of fish and chips at Flippers Restaurant for just £10.50.

These pages would challenge most adults and require a considerable amount of detailed maths if the very best options are to be found. Children should be encouraged to show all working out to prove that guessing has not been the method. Not an easy task!

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