Learning objects School canteen: best buy: level 2

TLF ID L1932

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and boxes of sultanas. Notice that the unit prices are different for packs of different sizes. In this level, perform slightly harder calculations to work out how many packs you will need, and which available pack size will be the cheapest. For example, in order to purchase 200 boxes of sultanas (available in packs of 10 for $2.60, packs of 25 for $6.75 or packs of 50 for $12.80), how many packs will you need and which will be the cheapest option? Complete the shopping list and calculate the total cost. This learning object is the fourth 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 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

7; 8

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: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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