How much food do we need for school camp, and how much will it cost?
From this the children have asked and researched many other questions.
How many nights are we staying?
How many people do we need to feed?
How many meals do we need?
What food do we like eat?
What cooking facilities do we have?
After rigorous debate we settled on a menu. Then each group took a meal that they would be responsible for.
We used an online shopping tool to get prices for our ingredients.
Then more questions emerged. For example:
How many slices in a loaf of bread?
How many litres of milk do we need to make 45 cups of milo?
How many onions are in a kilo?
Once we had figured all that out we started the calculation process. We showed each other different strategies that we used for different kinds of equations. We were dealing with real-life maths problems so the questions were messy!
We came up with totals for each meal. Then we all got together and came up with the grand total.
Today we finally got to purchase the food from the supermarket!