Mobile phone packages
Practice with multiplying decimals / money – cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students – especially teenagers. It also involves compiling results into a table.
Editor’s note (Jan 2016)
An answer sheet submitted by an other site contributor, Martyn Staines, is now available under the See also heading below.
This resource was written in 2007 so the types of packages and the prices are probably somewhat unrealistic now but it still makes an excellent functional activity.To bring it up to date I suggest tutors ask students to complete the activity and then discuss and compare the answers with what they pay for their current mobile packages.