Plan a Pool Party PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging summer project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students during the end of the year, and they'll love getting to plan their own pool party.


Students will love getting to work within a budget to plan out their own pool party - the floats, activities, food, and more. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by creating an invitation to persuade their friends to come to their EPIC pool party! This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides and Seesaw.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Page: A brainstorming sheet for students to think about a pool party they've been to and what made it so great

Pool Party Supplies Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for activities, pool floats, food and more. These display the prices for each thing - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget.

Reflection Questions: Reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and what they might do differently next time.

Party Invitation: Students will create a pool party invitation to invite their classmates and friends to the party and persuade them to come.

Write a Letter: Students will write a letter to you, their teacher, outlining the pool party they planned.

Writing Toppers: 4 different print-and-color toppers for students writing, makes a great display!


*You can differentiate this even further by setting different budgets for your students to work with.