A complete lesson plan with PowerPoint and all resources to teach short division of decimals, in the context of working out the unit price of party items in order to compare the value of prices in three different stores.
High ability children are challenged to find the best value if only allowed to purchase items from two of the three shops; middle ability and less able learners are required to explain their reasoning when identifying which shop offers the best value for each item.
All prices are expressed in GBP.
This lesson was successfully used during the recruitment process for a new teaching post.
Suitable for pupils in Years 5-7 (UK) or Grades 5-7 (US).