Chocolate Business

Numbers and number systems

This project is a real world problem solving activity. It involves children creating a chocolate company –  calculating the various costs, using the FormBox to make the moulds, designing the packaging and working out profit and loss.

Introduction Video

  • Aim

    Students will learn to solve 'real life' problems using all four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication). They will design and make their own chocolates – understanding how to scale up and solve problems involving measurements and money. They will interpret and record information using bar charts and line graphs.

  • Success Criteria

    Ability to solve problems involving money using all four operations; to solve problems involving measurements; to recognise and make 3D shapes from nets; to interpret information on different types of charts; and to understand how businesses make money and calculate profit and loss. 

  • Prior Knowledge

    Students will benefit from a secure knowledge of numbers and previous experience using basic number operations, as well as having some problem solving experience.

Online Resources

  • Lesson Plan
  • Class Presentation
  • Student Worksheet
  • Project Recipe


For each student you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Pen
  • Clay
  • 1 Pack of Chocolates
  • 1 Pack of Dice
  • 1 Cup of Water


Students can share:

  • Mayku FormBox
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

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