Learning objects School canteen: estimate and check: level 1

TLF ID L1930

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and boxes of sultanas. Notice that unit prices vary depending on the multiples in which items are sold. Look at the shopping list and check the prices and package sizes from the price catalogues of two traders. Estimate which trader will supply all the goods for the lowest total cost. Perform basic calculations to test your estimate of the total cost from each price catalogue. This learning object is the seventh in a series of eight objects that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use doubling and trebling strategies in multiplicative situations.
  • Students solve problems by selecting and applying efficient multiplicative strategies.
  • Students solve problems using or involving ratios and rates.
  • Students solve problems in a shopping context.
Educational value
  • Students are encouraged to use efficient multiplicative strategies to solve arithmetic problems.
  • Students solve arithmetic problems involving money and quantities.
  • Calculations require recognition and use of factors and multiples of whole numbers and measures; recall of multiplication and division facts.
  • Randomised quantities and costs support repeated use.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Money
    • Mathematics/Multiples
    • Mathematics/Multiplication
    • Mathematics/Factors
    • Mathematics/Computation
    • Mathematics/Division
    • Mathematics/Whole numbers
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Estimation;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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    • Interactive Resource
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