Maths at Sainsbury’s?

On Thursday a group of Year 8 mathematicians had their maths lesson in Sainsbury’s! They completed six short activities involving finding 3D shaped packaging, compared the prices of similar items, looked at liquid measurements and converted them, asked the staff and customers there questions about average amounts of money being spent and number of hours worked, conducted a survey of popular package colours and found out ways that products are stacked. Clearly engaging them all in number, shape and space, fractions, algebra, data handling and problem solving!

The students conducted themselves in an exemplary way and were a credit to the school. They were all treated to drinks and snacks at the end of a very exciting and real life maths lesson! Who knew there was so much maths in a supermarket?!

Well done all of 8hMaS – you were amazing!

Mrs Hunt