Cricket Equipment
Activity Cricket Equipment
Curriculum Area Maths
NC Objectives Ma2 1b), 1c), 1d), 1e), 3a), 3i), 4a) & 4b)

Main learning objective

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures; choose and carry out appropriate calculations, using calculator methods where appropriate.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 10 minutes
  • Introduce the supporting material for this module by explaining that they will be focusing on money and the cost of cricket equipment.
  • Begin by giving the pupils mental maths questions related to money for all four number operations. Use 'Activity 1 - Mental Maths' if required.
  • Discuss the method of rounding to the nearest 10 then compensating (eg, £26.99 + £4.99 would be completed by working out £27.00 + £5.00 = £32.00 – £0.02 = £31.98). Practice with simple examples.


Main Activity 40 Minutes
  • Show the class the price list for the cricket equipment and explain that they will be using these prices to answer real life word problems.
  • Discuss what methods of working will be required, depending on the number operations involved.
  • Provide the class with ‘Activity 2 - Cricket Equipment Real Life Word Problems' and the pupils work individually to answers the questions.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Go through the answers and methods of working out each of the questions.
  • Set the class the challenge to find out if they would prefer to be given 5p in January and have the amount doubled each month, being able to spend it 12 months later, or whether they would prefer to be given £60 in January and able to spend it straight away. Which earns the most money? (Doubled each month = £102.40).
Interactive Resources

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