# Chocs in Boxes

Have you been to a supermarket recently? While there may be shortages of essentials, they still have substantial stocks of some items … like chocolates! Hence the inspiration for this trio of problematized situations that I’m sure your students/children will just gobble up!

# Early Years

My friend the chocolatier is working really hard to get her orders made but she needs some help working out how to get organised.

She told me that she has made:

6 truffle chocolates,
6 strawberry chocolates,
4 coffee chocolates,
4 mint chocolates,
5 fudge chocolates.

I told her that you would work that out for her. You will, won’t you?

Do you know what? She has another question and needs the answer to it as soon as possible.

“I need to pack them in special boxes of 3, like this:

How many boxes will I need?” she asked.

Now she’s not so sure and might need to change her mind.

“What if I pack them in boxes of 4, how many boxes would I need then?”

# Middle Primary

My friend the chocolatier is working really hard to get all her chocolate orders made but she is far too busy to figure out all of her orders.

This is one of her problems. She has an order for 6 boxes with 8 chocolates in each box. Half of the chocolates need to be truffles. A quarter need to be Turkish delight. The rest need to be half coffee and half mint.

“How many of each type of chocolate do I need to make?”: she asked me.

I told her that you would work that out for her. You will, won’t you?

Do you know what? She has another question and needs the answer to it as soon as possible.

“Each of my chocolate moulds hold 6 chocolates, so how many moulds will I need to prepare?” she asked me.

I know that you’ll be able to help her, but you do know, don’t you, that each type of chocolate has to be made in its own type of mould.

# Upper Primary

My friend the chocolatier is working really hard to get all her handmade chocolate orders ready, but she is too busy to work out all of her orders. This is one of her orders:

12 boxes of 8 handmade chocolates.
A quarter of each box must be truffles.
Half of what is left must be hazelnut.
The rest must be an equal number of strawberry and mint.

How many of each type of chocolate does she need to make?

She makes 6 chocolates in a mould. How many moulds does she need to prepare?

She sells the boxes at \$12.75 a box. What will the total on her invoice be?