End of the Year Activities – Plan an End of Year Class Party 4th Grade Math PBL

End of the Year Activities – Plan an End of Year Class Party 4th Grade Math PBL


End of the Year Activities – Plan an End of Year Class Party 4th Grade Math PBL

⭐ It’s time for the year end class party! In this 4th grade PBL activity, your students will put their math skills to the test to plan and prepare for a fictional year end class party. Best of all, there is no prep and no mess.


⭐ Students will challenge their critical thinking as they collaborate with their peers and have fun while practicing key math skills. Designed specifically for fourth grade, students will pick a party theme, create a table, evaluate data, and plan activities that are sure to be a hit with all their classmates. Along the way, they will have to solve a variety of word problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – all while staying within a budget!


➤ In this 4th grade math PBL, students engage in the following activities while planning their fictional year end party:

  • Pick a party theme (create a table, evaluate data)
  • Complete food planning (addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, decimal comparing problems)
  • Buy bottled water (multiplication/division, & decimal word problems)
  • Rent and arrange chairs (decimal/money word problems and planning area)
  • Plan activities (word problems with fractions)
  • Finalize plans (time)
  • Take care of last-minute details (measurement word problems)
  • and more!
  • Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.


⭐ Challenge activities will push your students even further, helping them to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and skills involved in party planning. From renting chairs to arranging tables and taking care of last-minute details, your students will be fully immersed in the party planning process.


⭐ In this project-based learning activity, students practice operations & algebraic thinking, numbers & operations (base ten and fractions), and measurement and data standards to solve problems related to party planning, preparation, and execution. This PBL is suggested for use in grade 4 and for differentiation in grades 3 and 5. Students work with area, cost calculations, graph interpretation, measurement, time calculations, and word problems.


Key Features:

✏️ Low Prep – Print and go printable and Google Slides digital formats make this lots of fun with no prep and no mess! That’s right – a meaningful & engaging activity with no extra prep, supplies, mess, or work.


✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for any classroom. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for a combination of printable and digital assignments.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice essential math skills. Students plan a class party under various constraints while practicing key mathematics skills.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high performing students while making the resource accessible to your on level and below level students.

What’s Included?

  • Printable Units
  • Google Slide Unit
  • Teacher Directions
  • Student Project Prompt
  • Project Pages
  • Challenge Activities 1-3
  • Reflection Writing Prompt
  • Grading Rubric

Please Note: This escape room is similar to the 5th grade version, but with prompts and questions on a 4th grade level.


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