Yes yes … food again! But just imagine what you and your students can do with these baked beans.

We’ve created groups of 1 – 10 tins so there’s plenty of potential for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. All your number facts from 1 + 1 to 10 + 10 can be explored, described, discussed, manipulated. And because they are in groups you can repeat them to create equal groups for developing concepts in multiplication from 1 x 1 up to 10 x 10.

There are even possibilities for counting, measurement and decimals … each tin has a mass of 220 g so Stage 3 students can select a group and calculate how many grams altogether. Is that more or less than 1 kg? How would you write that as a decimal number? Or link to money and give each tin a value e.g. $2.90. Estimate the cost of a random group of tins then find a way to check your estimate. e.g. 7 tins is about 7 x $3 so that’s close to $21 to buy 7 tins.