Digital activity

Party time

Screen shot from Goods and services activity

Year level: 3 - 4
Learning area: Mathematics

This Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) MoneySmart Teaching digital activity allows learners to select a theme for a birthday party and decide how many people will come. They get allocated a budget to work with and then calculate what they can afford to buy to make sure everyone is catered for at their birthday party, deciding between what they need and what they want.

For more information on how to use the activity with children in the classroom or at home read the Teacher notes or Parent notes under 'Using this activity'.


Using this activity

This digital activity has been developed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's MoneySmart Teaching program.

All activities have been vetted by a quality assurance process, and relate to the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum.

To understand more about how to use this resource, the following guides and supports are available.

For more resources vist the MoneySmart Teaching web site.

Technical requirements


  • Windows XP SP3, OSX 10.6 or Edubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 5.0.1, Safari 5.1.7, or Chrome (latest version)


  • Windows 7 or higher, OSX 10.7 or higher, or Edubuntu 12.04 LTS or higher
  • Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 15.0.1 or higher, Safari 6.0.2 or higher, or Chrome (latest version)

This activity has been designed to work on a variety of devices including iPad tablets.

This activity may include documents in PDF and DOC formats.


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