‘When promos go wrong’ is a fantastic resource from the Money Saving Expert.
The webpage contains a variety of photographs of incorrectly priced discounts such as Tesco’s Indian Meal Bags £2.81 each or 2 for £12 and Asda cakes reduced from 15p to 49p.
Here are a few ways that I thought the resource could be used in skills for life lessons:
- As a way to contextualize multiplication and division in real life situations
- As a way of highlight the importance of being able to carry out mental arithmetic
- As a discussion starter about technical issues or human error
- As a conversation starter about people’s spending habits