Best Ticket Combination

Difficulty:
foundation
Rating:
5-stars
GCSE Marks:
3-marks

GCSE Text:
A family of four want to play crazy golf. Here are the prices of different admission tickets:

Crazy Golf prices

The family has two adults, a boy aged 17 and a boy aged 14. Which tickets should be purchased to enable all four family members to play golf for the cheapest price?

Suggestions:
This simple question is great as a starter, especially for students who need practice performing arithmetic without a calculator. It does help all students to become familiar with newer ‘conclusion’ type GCSE questions where the answer is not just a numerical value, but a real life decision. Students only take 2-3 minutes to answer this question in full, and the extension question works well to stretch students who finish early.

Teachers could extend the learning by considering:

  • As the mum of the family works for the NHS, she is offered a 12% discount. What will be the total price for the family after this discount is applied?
  • If a second family of a Dad and his 8 yr old daughter wants to come and join the group, what combination of tickets would be cheapest to allow all 6 people to play crazy golf?

 

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