With the cold weather settling in, here’s a supermarket maths challenge using thermals as the stimulus. You’ll see below that there are 3 different colours to choose from in the thermals below. There are tops for €5.99 each and bottoms for €6.99. For a set, it costs €12.98. Your challenge is to find out the number … Read more
For some reason, Black Friday was unavoidable in Ireland this year. It is now definitely a “thing” in this country, for better for worse… well, for worse. Lidl were getting in on the act with some pages of sales. Your problem solving skills will be required to find out which of these Black Friday deals gave … Read more
Still avoiding Christmas for another week at least, I couldn’t resist the Black Friday section of Lidl for a couple of reasons. It’s given me two very obvious questions to ask – one about percentages and the other about cost per item. The questions I can think of straight away are: How much does each … Read more
The Irish Independent produced a wonderful headline today, “Primary schools asked to stop children using ‘homophobic bullying’ words,” which of course is exactly what schools should be doing. It would be even nicer if the patron body that manages the majority of them would be as kind to the LGBT community.
Lidl has gone all brassy and hipster this week with all sorts of copper, brass and bronze cooking pots and bowls, perfect for your industrial styled classroom! This week it’s getting harder to avoid the c-word but I managed to find some sets of bowls, where my puzzle for this week comes from. Your job … Read more
There are 12 days of Christmas but none of them are in November so we’re going to be avoiding the C-word for a little while longer even if the supermarkets can’t! Lidl have a few pages dedicated to baking and we found some nice maths to do with baking moulds. The questions for this week … Read more
With everyone looking forward to mid term break and Halloween, there was only one theme that could be used for this week’s Supermarket Maths and that was Hallowe’en. We have a number of products from Lidl this week and we’re curious to know, which one offers the best value for money. This should be an … Read more
I did Hallowe’en last week so for Maths Weeks, I’m going to the more ordinary. This week we’re exploring cheeses of the world. Lidl have several cheeses on offer this week for some reason – I’m never really sure how they calculate that mid-October is high-cheese season! Anyway, the challenge this week is to find … Read more
This week, we’ve decided to embrace Halloween even though it’s still a few weeks away. Looking at Lidl’s catalogue this week, we were intrigued by this little part of their Halloween feature. At the top, there is a kit to make Halloween cupcakes and below it are ready-made cupcakes. The challenge this week is to find … Read more
This week’s Supermarket Maths is all about Fashion. The challenge is to create an outfit for the cheapest price. You can add variables to make it more complicated by only allowing certain matching colours, warm colours, cold colours. You might get them to create their craziest outfit they can and so on.