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Pancake Problems


A Pancake House offers 6 pancake sauces:

Bobby wants to have two different sauces on his pancakes. Investigate the different combinations of two sauces he could have.

Fairtrade Fractions    
During Fairtrade Fortnight, campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries. Buying Fairtrade produce ensures that those who grow the food get a fair wage for doing so. In 2015, 26% of all Fairtrade profits were put towards providing education for children in these countries.

Fairtrade Fortnight
28th February – 6th March 2022

Did you know 1 in 3 bananas sold in the UK is Fairtrade? 231 bananas are eaten every second on average.

1. Imagine coffee farmers receive £39 million in Fairtrade premium. If they spend one quarter of it on improving productivity and quality,
how much do they spend?

2. In 2014, 185 million tons of Fairtrade coffee beans were certified organic. If this is of all Fairtrade coffee, how much Fairtrade coffee was produced?
3. Fairtrade chocolate accounts for 12% of total sales in the UK. If each person eats 11kg of chocolate per year, on average, how much Fairtrade chocolate would each person eat?
4. 70% of the world’s hand-stitched footballs are made at Fairtrade-certified factories in Sialkot, Pakistan. Each year 40 million footballs are made there. Approximately how many are made worldwide?
5. 6 in 10 people say they trust the Fairtrade mark. How many people would this be in your a) class b) school?