Teachers TV: Lesson Starters: Fractions and Percentages: Lunch Survey
For primary maths, pupils discuss what they're eating for lunch.
This video can be used as a lesson starter with KS2 pupils. It features a mathematical problem on fractions and percentages. In the clip a girl carries out a survey to find out what ten of her classmates eat for lunch. The results are as follows: " 3 pupils eat cheese sandwiches " 2 pupils eat pasta salads " 2 pupils eat pork pies " 2 pupils eat fruit salad " 1 pupil eats a chicken wrap The problem for pupils is to calculate what fraction of the children eats pasta salad. They are also asked to convert this fraction into a percentage. See the accompanying teachers' notes for suggested extension activities.


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Created: May 20, 2011

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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