Easter Eggs - value for money?
An L1-2 investigation that covers direct proportion (best buy), and rounding / calculating with money /decimals. Two options are included: students can either research Easter egg and chocolate prices on internet shopping sites or use those given. In both cases they must investigate the cost per 100g chocolate and work out the best buy. Final extension work includes consideration of ‘buy one get one free’ and ‘two for £…’ offers.
Editor’s note. New update for 2016 – based on supermarket prices in February 2016
Also updated in 2011 and again in 2012. Older versions are still available below as they might be useful for extension work. E.g. looking at how prices have changed since 2011.
Also includes a useful information sheet on spring festivals from different cultures and faiths – ideal for prompting further discussion re. equality and diversity. (A separate set of comprehension questions on this text is also available – see links below).
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Updated to reflect prices in Sainsburys on March 31st 2011
This resource has been a topical favourite since Easter 2008. Judith has kindly updated it to reflect 2011 prices. She has also updated the dates for Vaisakhi and Holi in the spring festivals text on page 4 of the resource.
Updated to reflect prices in Sainsburys on March 14th 2012
Judith has kindly updated this resource for Easter 2012. She has also updated the dates for Vaisakhi and Holi in the spring festivals text on page 4 of the resource.
I’ve also decided to leave the 2011 version on skillsworkshop as the price comparisons from one year to the next are interesting.