Year 6 apply their Maths skills in real-life situations

Elmhurst School for Boys

24th February 2017 | Key Stage 2

The focus of Year 6 Maths lessons has been how to apply Mathematics in real-life. The boys were recently given the challenge of managing a family budget for groceries. They were set into groups and asked to plan a week’s menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner for a family of four on a budget of £100. The task was certainly challenging, however the boys really enjoyed it. 

Read what our boys thought about the challenge and their trip to Sainsbury's:

“Year 6 went to Sainsbury’s in Selsdon as part of our Maths project. I was working with Oscar. The aim was to apply maths in real-life and experience the same problems as our parents. The concepts we covered were decimals, money, weight, addition, subtraction, capacity etc. Our task was to provide food for a family of four for a week, with only £100 to spend. We had to come up with a nutritious menu but we were allowed a few treats along the way. We had to research the prices of the ingredients, and we came really close to going over the budget. At Sainsbury’s, we also had a look at the various prices. We also bought some food so we could have a small party. We all found the project challenging and would do it again.”
By Joshua (6C)

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