Soap Making in Maths

Sue Garlick / Categories: General

Soap Making in Maths

A class of students from Year 7 had an opportunity to try something a little different in a Maths lesson recently.  In groups the students made their own blocks of soap, deciding on which colours and scents they wanted to use.  They were given the prices of each product and had to calculate how much each block had cost to produce, how many blocks they could create and how much they would charge if they were to sell their items.  Students also had to consider how they would package their soaps, which led to lovely discussions about 3D shapes, nets and volume.

 

The lesson provided opportunities for students to explore how topics learnt in Maths can relate to the wider world and encouraged them to think about how the skills they learn in lessons could be useful in the future.  Both students and staff really enjoyed the experience! There are two examples of the finished product shown on this page.

 


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