Applying maths to solve problems in the real world…

Disney Park Age

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GCSE Text: Disneyland Paris opened in 1992, however, Disneyland California opened in 1955.

a) How many years ago did Disneyland Paris open?

b) How many years older is Disneyland California, than Disneyland Paris?

c) In what year will Disneyland Paris be celebrating its 50th anniversary?

Suggestions:
This is a simple and fun video requiring only basic arithmetic skills. It works well as a starter with a new class, especially KS3 students. It does however work well to demonstrate the need for students to identify which type of arithmetic operator to apply, given a real life problem.

Teachers could extend the learning by considering:

Florida’s DisneyWorld opened in 1971, Disneyland Tokyo opened in 1983, Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005 and recently Disneyland Shanghai opened in 2016. What is the mean age of all the Disney theme parks?