Party of the Year

Mathematical WebQuest for 6th Grade

Designed by Jason Neal





This lesson has been designed to give a real life situation that students will work with decimals, percents, and fractions.





This lesson is designed for 6th grade math students. The students will need to have an understanding of how to add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers and decimals. Students will be expected to complete tasks that include the following concepts: sale prices, discounts, converting percents, decimals, and fractions, sales tax, and tip.

Differentiation Needs: This lesson can be differentiated by assigning students to certain groups to meet their needs. Assign the group roles to the students so that the roles that each student has is a role that they can handle.




Curriculum Standards

Core Curriculum Objectives:

I.2.C and D        The student will apply operations to decimals add, subtract, and multiply decimals

I.4.F, G and J    The student will utilize and perform operations with fractions, decimals, and percent to      solve "Real Life" problems


Know, Understand and Be Able To Do:

Know: The students will need to know the basic mathematical vocabulary of the following terms: discount, percents, fractions, decimals, sales tax, and tip. They also will need to know the difference between sale price and selling price.

Understand: The students will need to understand that fractions, decimals and percents are equivalent. They will also need to understand that the applications of percents that are covered in the classroom are used in real life situations.

Be Able To Do:  The students will need to be able to calculate application dealing with percents, fractions and decimals. They also will need to be able to determine discounts, cost, tax, and tip. Finally, they will need to be able to keep a budget of the money that was spent on the party.






The WebQuest will vary in time. The lesson is setup to take two 90 minute class periods.

This activity should be done in groups of 3, but can be done by an individual as needed.




Resources Needed


The students will want to have pencils, paper, their class notes from their notebooks and the Bits and Pieces III text books. They will need computer access to research on the internet and a calculator.





The WebQuest will be evaluated using the rubric designed on the evaluation page.




Credits and References

The rubric for this WebQuest was modified from the following website:

Permission is hereby granted to other educators to copy this WebQuest, update, or modify as long as the original author's name is retained along with a link back to the original URL of this WebQuest. Please let me know of any modifications and forward the new URL so I can see the changes if it makes it better.