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Learning objects School canteen: two traders: level 2

TLF ID L1933

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of water and cheese sticks. For each item on the shopping list, check the prices and package sizes of two traders. In this level, perform slightly harder calculations to select the cheaper deal for each item. Compare the total cost of the items from each trader. This learning object is the sixth in a series of eight objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use halving and doubling, thirding 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 use estimation skills to make a decision and check their choice by calculation.
  • 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.
Year level


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

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Hobart TAS Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
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    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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