Plan a Field Trip 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 plan the next class field trip!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to plan the field trip - the location, bus plans, lunch and souvenirs. 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 a letter to the principal to persuade him or her to approve the field trip! 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 everything their favorite field trip and everything they can remember.

Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for locations, buses, lunches and souvenirs. 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.

Persuade the Principal: Students will answer some questions from the principal about the field trip and write him/her a letter persuading them to approve the trip.


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