A New Baby

A New Baby

Today when Tom came to school he told us his mum was having a baby. Using pictures from catalogues can you work out how much money his Mummy and Daddy will spend to buy goods for the baby.

Enquiry learning

Which item cost the most? Which item cost the least?
Can you guess how much money they will need?
Can you use a calculator to help work out the cost of the baby goods?
Why might we encourage young students to use calculators?

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A New Baby

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