This activity is designed for KS2 and KS3 students, but it is also a very good activity to do with GCSE foundation students. It gets them working out the costs of gifts, meals and other outings for Valentine's Day. Questions are varied and include a bit of proportion and a few straightforward percentages.

Note that the answers to this activity produce an encrypted phrase. When the questions have been answered, the students should decipher this phrase.
An further (non-maths) extension can be for students to identify who the couples are and why they are famous!
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A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so.

These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.

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  • treasure-hunt-a4-valentines-spending.pdf
  • mini-cards-valentines-spending.pdf
  • answer-sheet-and-solutions.pdf
  • information.pdf

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Created: Jan 30, 2018

Updated: Mar 22, 2018

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