Direct a Halloween Movie PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students who need a challenge or enrichment, and they'll love getting to direct their own Halloween movie!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to hire actors, actresses and extras to fill their movie cast. Students will also purchase props & equipment for their Halloween movie. 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 writing the first scene, designing the movie set, and creating a poster to promote their new Halloween movie. This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides.



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 everything they remember from any spooky movie they have seen.

Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for actors, actresses, extras, and props. 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.

Design the Set: Students will get to design their own Halloween movie set while using props they purchased.

Create the First Scene: Students will get to write out the first scene of their Halloween movie.

Create a Poster: Students will get to design a poster to promote their Halloween movie.