In this lesson students will use simple adding, subtracting, and multiplication facts to plan a party. They will research information on the internet and plan a surprise party, make invitations, research the history of money, and pay for the party using play money. They will learn the importance of money while practicing simple math problems. The children will be placed in groups of 3-4 students. They will present their finished projects to the class and also post them on the class blog. Each group will keep a journal or a log of all pretend purchases and activities.