Different selections are made from a canteen menu that will cost a given amount. An extension activity is given that asks for all possible combinations to be found.

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This resource can help to identify students' ability to apply additive or simple multiplicative ideas flexibly to combine or partition whole numbers to solve addition and subtraction problems.

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Meat Pie, Sandwich, Banana, Ice Block, Biscuit or
Meat Pie, Donut, Pizza Slice, Drink Can, Apple or
other combinations that total $6.85. (They must include either an apple, an orange, or a biscuit.)

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NOTE: For c) "Meat Pie, Sandwich, Banana, Ice Block, Biscuit" was by far the most common correct response, with approximately half of the correct responses listing this combination.

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Extension

Find as many different combinations as you can for a), b) and c) if you can only have one of each item.
Find as many different combinations as you can for a), b), and c) if you can have several of one item.
In each case, show how you know you have got all possible combinations.