Solve 'best-buy' problems
Home learning focus
Learn about getting value for money by knowing how to work out which products are the best to buy.
This lesson includes:
- one video
- a learning summary
- two activities with answers
Created in partnership with Sparx
Going shopping and getting value for money
Think about all the times you have seen special offers on all kinds of different products in shops. These might be straightforward discounts or reductions, special prices for buying 'in bulk', or offers known nowadays as a 'BOGOF' ('buy one, get one free').
These offers can be tricky to navigate, as even though they're tempting, it's not always easy to know whether you're actually getting good value for money when you buy.
Something else that can be tricky is when you're faced with products that contain the same thing, for example breakfast cereal, but that come in different sizes. How do you know which one will give you the best value?
It's useful to know which products are the 'best buy'. Have a look at the following slideshow to learn how you can work out the best value for money and solve best-buy problems.
Working out and comparing prices per litre
Following on from the video you have just watched, have a go at these two activities to test your skills, firstly in working out the cost per litre of cooking oil, and then secondly deciding which of three items is the best value, based on its price per litre. You can check your answers in the activities.
There's more to learn
Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.